Niger Delta Militants Endorse Buhari

Militants and ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have endorsed the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

They announced this at the end of a workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday.

The militants said they believe that the interest of the region would be well served under Buhari.

“The
Niger Delta is the most important region of Nigeria and also produces
over 2 million barrels of oil daily which is the economic bedrock of the
country which therefore makes peace a pre-requisite for that
sustainable development of the Niger Delta and Nigeria as a whole,” they
said in a statement issued after the meeting.

“Participants
agreed and that the overall interest of the Niger Delta should be the
guarding principle of all political considerations in the run-up to the
2019 presidential elections.

“Participants
observed that since politics is a game of interest, and having realised
that the interest of the Niger Delta would be better served by the
incumbent president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

“Participants
also considered other presidential candidates in the 2019 presidential
elections and unanimously endorsed Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16,
presidential elections and urged all leaders and ex-agitators to vote
en-mass for him.

“Participants also agreed and resolved to
pursue peace during and after the elections and also assist all relevant
security agencies to achieve and maintain peace in the region.”

Ebikabowei
Ben, a militant leader better known as Boyloaf, was nominated to engage
directly with Buhari after the elections “with a view of pursing the
collective interest of all ex-agitators and the Niger Delta as a whole”.

Source:- Thecableng