Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators yesterday gave conditions to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, if they want to retain their support ahead of 2019 general election.
The Niger Delta agitators who demanded restructuring, also asked Atiku to pick his minister of Petroleum Resources, chief of staff, minister of Works & Power as well as the minister of Education positions from the core Niger Delta.
While they passed a no confidence vote on President Muhammadu Buhari, they claim that the President came into power without a vision of meaningfully moving the country forward but with the singular mission of seeking revenge against his political foes.
The agitators included General John Duku for Niger Delta Watchdogs and convener Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators; General Ekpo Ekpo for Niger Delta Volunteers; General Simply Benjamin for Bakassi Strike Force; General Osarolor Nedam for Niger Delta Warriors; Major-Gen. Henry Okon Etete for Niger Delta Peoples Fighters; Major-Gen. Asukwo Henshaw for Bakassi Freedom Fighters and Major-Gen. Ibinabo Horsfall for Niger Delta Movement for Justice.
Others were Major-Gen. Duke Emmanson for Niger Delta Fighters Network; Major-Gen. Inibeghe Adams for Niger Delta Freedom Mandate; Major-Gen. Abiye Tariah for Niger Delta Development Network; Major-Gen. Joshua Ebere for Renewed Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta; Major-Gen. Jeremiah Anthony for Movement for Actualization of Niger Delta Republic; Major Francis Okoroafor for
Niger Delta Freedom Redemption Army; Colonel Nelson Okochi Walter for Niger Delta Liberty Organization; General Ubong Christopher Effiong for City Upland Strike Force and General Ecstasy Samuel for Niger Delta Marine Strike Force.
According to their communiqué made available to LEADERSHIP, they said, “We demand that the incoming government of Atiku Abubakar should assure the Niger Delta people through a round table discussion with stakeholders in the region that there would be proper restructuring of the country, power devolution, relocation of headquarters of International Oil & Gas Companies operating in the region to Niger Delta, effective implementation of Ogoni Clean-up including other parts of the Niger Delta region affected by oil spill and pollution; make all the Sea Ports and Refineries in the Niger Delta operational which shall guarantee a lot of employment opportunity to our people.”
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