With just five days to the 2023 Presidential elections, Niger Delta most dreaded militant groups, The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, and other nine militant groups, on Monday, declared total rejection of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Niger Delta region over alleged ‘Tinubu’s sins’. That lead to total neglect and abandonment of Projects initiated by Former President Goodluck Jonathan PDP Administration in the region, without any further federal government presence of project in the last 7 and half years of the president Muhammadu Buhari APC administration.
The declaration by the leadership of RNDA, was contained in a statement signed by its General Commanding Officer, GOC, ‘Major General’ Johnmark Ezon-Ebi (aka Obama).
According to the statement, the sins of Tinubu were listed after the leadership of RNDA with its nine other militant groups held an emergency crucial meeting in the deep creeks of Delta State, which was conveyed by RNDA’s GCO Obama, which had in attendance the leaders of nine other militant groups that make up the RNDA.
“The leadership of the dreaded RNDA Militant group with the coalition of its nine groups that are agitating for the overall development of the neglected and impoverished people of the Niger Delta region, has risen up to the occasion to open up why the people of the region and Nigerians should not in any way cast their vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and we declare total rejection of APC and Tinubu across the length and breadth of the entire Niger Delta region.
“Recall that the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers with its nine militant groups had a ceasefire agreement deal on the heels of a dialogue process that brought about peace talk between traditional rulers elders and youth groups and other stakeholders from the region.
“In the year 2016 to 2017 there about, and in that peace talk process the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and the former Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalong, came to the creek on behalf of Mr President and the Federal Government to meet with us in order to iron out the gray areas of discussion, and to table the demands of our people in the region, and the need for us to accept a ceasefire agreement and allow peace talk process to take place in the interest of peace and development to thrive because in the absence of peace there is no way development could take place.
“And to enable us to assess the level of the region underdevelopment, deprivation, neglect, massive unemployment, poor presence of the federal government, and abandoned projects in the creeks of the Niger Delta initiated under Jonathan-led PDP administration, and how our people has been denied of faire share to be given oil processing license in the nation oil sector, and other issues left undone for the past seven years. And this is the right time for us as a people and a region that lay the golden egg to take a drastic decision and decide our faith’, and identify with who’s of the above Political parties and their Presidential candidate that the region should alien with and throw their weight behind.
”The party and it’s candidate that will value us and will bring genuine Development to the region, we therefore declare full support for the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji ATIKU ABUBAKA and it’s vice presidential candidate the Gov of Delta state, SEN DR IFEANYI OKOWA, Are the preferred choice of Candidate for the region because we find them trust worthy among all of them.
”We have critically accessed and seen with clear evidence that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the root cause of our predicament in the Niger Delta region in the last 7 and half years, because according to him, he was the brain behind the formation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari and it’s subsequent winning to cut short our son former president Goodluck Jonathan 2015 second term.
”In the last seven years the horror that Tinubu brought to befall us is best described as a death trap of maladministration, and by his selfish hidden agenda of becoming a southern President after Buhari second term, for this action, we declared he is an enemy to the people of our region and his sins can not be ruled out just like that, and by extension the entire Nigeria”.