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Niger Delta Group Blasts Asari-Dokubo, Says Buhari’s Emergence Not Conspiracy Against Jonathan

Niger Delta warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo

From Ignatius Okpara, Benin- City – The Niger Delta youths, under the auspices of Niger Delta Peoples Confederation (NDPC), has criticized statement credited to the Niger Delta People Volunteer Force, (NDPVF) leader, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dikubo, alleging conspiracy between the North and South West against President Goodluck Jonathan’s re – election.

In contrary, the group posited that the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari (rted) of the opposition All progressive Congress (APC) as winner of last Saturday’s Presidential poll was a reflection of the wishes of majority of Nigerians and not conspiracy.

NDPC Co-ordinator, Mr Iyamu Osaro Culture, in a press statement made available to newsmen Friday in Benin City, the Edo state capital, insisted that Nigerians have chosen the leader of their choice.

He however, reminded Dokubo that Nigerians voted for President Jonathan in 2011 because he enjoyed their support then, adding that rather than attributing ethnicity to Jonathan’s failure, Niger Deltans must all support the new administration so as to fast tract development in the region and Nigeria in general.

“Let no one see the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as a conspiracy against the Niger Delta people because it is the voice of the people.

“In 2011, both the North and the entire South supported Jonathan because we all wanted him, but now people said they needed change, let nobody attribute it to ethnicity.

“Let us all take example from President Jonathan for congratulating Buhari, that is democracy in practice and the world will continue to respect him for that.

“At this critical time, we the people of Niger Delta want rapid development of our region, countless youth empowerment and above all want the President – Elect when sworn-in to retrieve all our oil wells that belong to individuals and perhaps re-allocate them to Niger Delta states for aggressive transformation of our region.

“However, if the President-Elect fails to meet with our expectations after four years, then we would change his government through the ballot just the same process President Jonathan was shown the way out.

“So we want to appeal to Mr Asari Dokubo to kindly give peace a chance as we look forward to joining the incoming President to transform our region and Nigeria at large which is not negotiable” the statement declared.


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