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2019 Election: Niger Delta Avengers Reveal Presidential Candidate





A militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has thrown their weight behind the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

In a statement on Thursday, NDA vowed to cripple Nigeria’s economy if President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term.

According to the group, “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.

“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 brace our feet in our land.”

The statement added: “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 fall 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 the restructuring of Nigeria should kick start within six (6) months to forestall further agitation from the Niger Delta.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.