January 14, (THEWILL) – Top echelons in the Niger Delta struggle have called on the Presidency to prevail on security agencies to stop further harassment of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, over unsubstantiated allegations.
The leaders also frowned at the perceived ill-treatment being meted on Emefiele, adding that security agents should discontinue any plan to arrest Emefiele.
This was disclosed on Friday, in Asaba, Delta State, by a prominent youth leader in Niger Delta, Comrade Dan Pere.
According to him, series of meetings were being held by youth groups, women, leaders and traditional rulers in the riverine areas condemning the unnecessary harassment and inhuman treatment meted on Emefiele.
“Those with good working relationships with the Villa and security agencies have been putting calls across,” he noted.
“We are afraid they want to give Emefiele the Onoghen treatment. They use our people and call them names and treat them badly.
“They did not arrest the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, a Hausa man. Everybody knows that Emefiele is not into terrorism. Emefiele is a peace-loving and law-abiding Nigerian. The whole country knows that the allegations of stealing against Emefiele are not true.
“We can’t fold our hands and allow Emefiele to be messed up. Emefiele is our son and brother. The only sin he has committed is that he is a Christian and he is from the south. We are peace-loving people, we believe in the oneness of this country. We just want our people to be treated equally.”