The First Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, John Aikpokpo-Martins has thrown his weight behind the use of force by President Muhammadu Buhari in crushing the secessionist bids of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
According to John Aikpokpo-Martins, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho should be dealt with for the confusion and disunity they are trying to bring to the country. He took to his Facebook page to write a post titled, STIRRING THE HORNET’S NEST; THE MENS REA.
He said: “Let it be known that there is a major difference in the agitation of the Niger Delta militants as led by Tompolo etc to the agitations of Boko Haram, IPOB and Sunday Igboho.
“Tompolo never agitated for a different country; this is very very significant and must reflect on how he is treated.
“Whereas Boko Haram, IPOB and Sunday Igboho are agitating to carve different countries out of Nigeria, Tompolo never did that; he is a Nigerian and advocates for justice and equity albeit as a Nigerian and in Nigeria.
“Constitutionally, no President (whether he is a Buhari, Nnamdi, Babatunde, Ahmed, Osahon, Wike, Aper etc) worth his job will treat those agitating for self-determination with kid’s gloves; he is constitutionally and legally mandated and obliged to crush such people.
“You may mouth fundamental human rights to self-determination etc, but the fact is, the Nigerian constitution described Nigeria as one indivisible country; see section 2(1) of the 1999 constitution.”