Ex militants in the Niger Delta yesterday urged the Northern political
leaders to bury their ambition over 2015 presidential polls and
instead support President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfill his
developmental blueprint for the entire country.
They specifically called on the Nigerian voting public to be weary of
those they term "expired leaders" who are masquerading as
The ex militants under the aegis of Third Phase Amnesty Camps
Committee (TPACC) declared that the Northern leaders for now have no
business eyeing Aso Rock. "They should wait until 2019 after
Jonathanhad completed his second term."
Speaking in Yenagoa at the end of their meeting, the chairman of the
group, Preye John aka, Gbikigbiki said President Jonathan had done
creditably well in spite of the security challenges caused by the Boko
Haram insurgency and as such deserved a second tenure.
"The northern leaders should bury their face in shame for the
country's woes having ruled for more than 35 years," he said and urged
those spoiling for war to put Nigeria above their personal interest.
"The South has over the years supported the North and this is the time
for the North to support the South," he said adding that ex-militants
would soon embarked on a peaceful rally in the nations capital to
rally support for Jonathan to contest the 2015.
On the newly registered APC, he said, "the party is no threat to
Jonathanor the PDP."