The Niger Delta militant group popularly known as Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has given a nod the presidential aspiration of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), leaving a warning that if President Muhammadu Buhari should rig his way back to office, it would once again cripple the Nigeria’s economy.
Avengers, who, through its spokesperson, Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibowho, in a statement, flayed the planned adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All People’s Congress (APC) by other groups of militants in Niger Delta region, said Nigeria should be prepared for a perpetual recession if Buhari insists on imposing himself on the people.
“As a warning and closing note; we want to resound it to members of the International Community, multinational corporations and subsidiaries’ operatives to withdraw their workforce and services from Niger Delta within the period of this elections,” Avengers said.
It also said: “We are in charge of the struggle now and our strike teams are active and gallantly waiting to receive instructions from the high command to cripple the Nigerian economy again if Buhari is rigged back to office. And this time, it will be a perpetual recession for Nigeria, as we shall not relent until oil stops to flow in the pipes that braces our feet in our land.”
“We are adopting Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as the sole candidate to be voted for by all the people of the Niger Delta as a result of his political ideology, which is in tandem with our agitation for equitable and fair principles of federalism.
“The high command is convinced that when elected come February 16th, 2019, the government of Alhaji (Dr) Atiku Abubakar will not only restructure Nigeria, but will reverse the inimical ownership rights to natural resources alongside promises that falls within the basis upon which we declared” ‘Operations Red Economy’ against the evil government of Nigeria.
“We use this medium to advise Alhaji Abubakar that when elected into office, the cardinal demands of restructuring of Nigeria should kick start within six (6) months to forestall further agitation from the Niger Delta,” Avengers said.
Avengers in its statement said, the warning to the multinational corporations was an alert for them “not to be casualties to the ongoing securitisation and provocation in the Niger Delta by the Nigerian military command.”
While Avengers lambasted Boyloaf, Tompolo, Shoot-at-Sight, Ateke and Farah Dagogo for the planned endorsement, Tompolo and Dagogo had, on Wednesday, publicly dissociated themselves from the endorsement, describing Buhari as an enemy of the people of Niger Delta.
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