A Niger Delta group known as the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) has described as ‘a vote of confidence’ the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition election re-affirming the victory of President Muhammad Buhari in the last February 23 presidential election.
According to the RNDA, the judgement of the election petitions tribunal was a vote of confidence passed on President Buhari as evident in his electoral victory which was devoid of religion, tribe and geographical divide.
The RNDA said the landmark judgement was not just a victory for President Buhari and the APC as a party but for all Nigerians at home and in diaspora particularly Niger Deltans, describing the victory as a reaffirmation of his high level integrity, zero tolerance on corruption and his genuine willingness to develop the long neglected Niger Delta region.
The group, in a statement signed by Johnmark Ezon-Ebi also known as AKA Obama, after a meeting to appraise the judgement delivered by the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal in Abuja and the way forward for the development of Niger Delta region, stated that indigenes of the region are full of expectations as regards the next level agenda of Mr. President in delivering his mandate vis a vis dividends of democracy.’
The RNDA also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for not interfering or using his powers to usurp, suppress or cajole the functions of the judiciary in order to get a favourable judgement but allowed the litigation process to go on transparently and did not interrupt in the affairs of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
The group also acknowledged the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari and his willingness to turn the economic and infrastructural tide of the country for good particularly the development of the Niger Delta as the singular reason why the RNDA supported and endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and work hard for his victory in the creeks at the presidential election.
The RNDA which warned against appointment of Dennis Otuaro to replace Professor Dokubo, said the group is well prepared to resume hostilities in the creek as no oil facilities or installations and major oil pipelines in the Niger Delta would be spared if the top cabals in the presidency succumb to the antics of some politicians from the Niger Delta region to remove Professor Charles Dokubo and replace him with Mr Dennis Otuaro.
The RNDA urged President Buhari not to succumb to these desperate politicians because it will lead to another round of colossal damage which will cripple the economy of the country in the creek of Niger Delta.