The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has disagreed with the declaration of Biafra defacto Customary Government by ex Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, insisting that PANDEF is not a seceesionist organisation but only committed to restructuring of the country.
PANDEF spokesman, Mr Ken Robinson, on Monday said that though the current bias under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was reaponsible for the increasing call for secession by some ethnic nationalities, he insistes that the forum was not created as a secessionist group.
“We are not aware of the ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta region that have communicated to us where they belong. We have seen some maps of ethnic nationalities or so-called republics, where some parts of the Niger Delta are crafted into Oduduwa Republic.
“We have also seen maps that have been made concerning Biafra Republic, where some other parts of Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Delta states have also been crafted into the so-called Biafra Republic.
“But the Pan Niger Delta Forum is not a secessionist organisation. We believe in one Nigeria, but our concern is the way and manner the country is being governed. So, we are asking for the restructuring of the country for it to attain true federalism”, Robinson said.