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Ex-Militants Reaffirm Belief In Buhari’s Administration

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 8:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By John Dugbe , Ughelli


Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Security Committee in the Niger Delta states have reiterated their belief in the administration to be formed by the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari to bring sanity into the Nigerian system.

The group made up ex-militant leaders also expressed belief that the administration will implement developmental strides to heal the wounds of the Niger Delta people.

Speaking to newsmen on the hopes and aspiration of the APC for the people of the region, Co-coordinator of the group, Bibi Oduku, stated that the people of the Niger Delta region have a lot to benefit from the incoming administration.

He said he was sure that the administration would fulfill the promises made to the people by late President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Condemning the actions of some groups within the region that have been claiming responsibilities for series of pipeline explosions in Delta State, Oduku said, “Their demands may be genuine, but dialogue is a better tool for negotiation.

“We in the Niger Delta region would not allow anyone exploit our differences in creed or tongue to set us against one another.”

He, therefore, urged the youths of the region to shun all forms of criminality and join hand with an APC led government to bring the elusive development to the Niger Delta region, noting that there cannot be any meaningful development in the absence of peace.