A group of ex-militants Tuesday threatened to resume hostilities in the oil producing areas of Ondo State if the Federal Government did not appoint an indigene of the area to the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The grouse of the ex-militants in the Eagle Strike Camp in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state is the perceived marginalisation of the oil-rich region in the state despite several pleas by notable indigenes of the area.
In a statement signed by Niyi Uyimitigha and three other commanders of the Eagle Strike Camp, the group said the state out the nine oil producing states has no representative on the board of the NDDC since the former nominee, Mr Tokunbo Ajasin was disqualified on account of not being an indigene of the area.
Also, they said since the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has been visiting the Niger Delta region and having Town Hall meetings in order to pacify the people and ex-militants; the state has been excluded from the schedule of the presidency.
They said all the promises made by the Acting President in terms of infrastructural development and palliatives may elude the state if there is no representative of the state in the NDDC board who would fight for their cause.