Ex-militants caution Buhari and Obasanjo, over criticisms of President

By Post Nigeria March 4, 2015 12:31

Ex-militants caution Buhari and Obasanjo, over criticisms of President

Ex-Niger-Delta warlords have warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, to desist from making statements that may instigate Nigerians against President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

The Ex-militants noted that continuous derision of the current administration could lead to disunity along ethnic and religious divides.

The leader of the ex-freedom fighters, under the aegis of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiatives, LPCDI, Reuben Wilson, popularly known as General Pastor Reuben, said the hate campaigns of various political parties and unrelenting media attack on President Jonathan’s government could threaten the peace and security of the country.

Wilson specifically cautioned former President Obasanjo to be careful in his statements against the president, who hails from the Niger-Delta.

“We are advising Obasanjo to think very well before he takes any further action. It should be known that Nigerians are watching him closely and monitoring his utterances and actions against President Goodluck Jonathan,” LPCDI said.

“Nigerians are aware that because President Goodluck Jonathan refused to dance to his tunes as a perceived stooge, Obasanjo’s attacks [have] become a dangerous and threatening comic relief to the unity of the country,

“Obasanjo should stop instigating Nigerians against Jonathan through his utterances. Rather he should be grateful to Goodluck Jonathan for completing all his abandoned projects, like the East-West Road,” they added.

The former militants noted that most projects awarded by the former president had been completed by the Jonathan administration, which deserves commendation instead of attacks.

“This should be the gesture from a political father to his son. Why can’t he assist his son Goodluck Jonathan to take Nigeria to the next level? Why is Obasanjo pulling down Jonathan’s administration to cause disunity in the country? We advise him to have a rethink before it is too late”.

The group called on the APC and General Buhari to have a rethink over the use of religion and ethnicity to campaign against Jonathan’s re-election.

The group asked, “Why is the APC using the fact that Jonathan is from a smaller geographical area to oppress him? Why can’t they argue based on what Jonathan has done and what he has not?”