Buhari Finally Surrenders to Niger Delta Avengers

By Post Nigeria June 3, 2016 21:17

Buhari Finally Surrenders to Niger Delta Avengers

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has on Thursday, June 2, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to surrender to the Niger Delta militants, for fearfully abandoning his official duty, because of a mere threat.

According to a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the President’s inability to attend the flag off ceremony of Ogoni-land clean-up, was disgraceful.

Recall, that the Niger Delta Avengers, had threatened to assassinate the president, if he stepped his feet on the oil rich region.

The security report had forced Buhari to cancel the trip, by sending his Vice, Yemi Osibanjo, to represent him.

In the statement, the Governor said “the President cannot afford to continue to talk tough on issues that dialogue can resolve”.

“Now that the president has surrendered to the threat and intimidation of the Niger Delta Avengers, he should emulate late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, by having a round table ‎talk with the Niger Delta militants.

“By not going to Ogoni, because of a threat from the NDA, our president has shown that he is actually afraid of the militants and the best thing to do in a situation like this, is to dialogue with the militants, so as to save Nigeria’s economy from imminent collapse.‎

“It also shows that the president’s ability to secure Nigeria and its people is doubtful, because if the president could succumb to threat from militants and abandon his official function for his deputy, ordinary Nigerians should seek help elsewhere.

“The president should, therefore, save Nigeria the agony of military misadventure in the Niger Delta, by holding dialogue with the militants, with a view to resolving their grievances”.

Fayose, emphasized that, “the Niger Delta region as at today is still the golden goose laying the golden eggs on which all other regions are surviving.

“Diversification as good as it sounds, takes time. We need to appreciate these regions, as our only source of income”.