I’m Not A Sponsor Of Niger Delta Militancy - Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Date: 07-08-2016 11:34 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Former Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan has denied being one of the sponsors of militancy in the Niger Delta region.

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) had said many notable Ijaw and other Niger Delta leaders and elders, including Jonathan were involved in sponsoring the activities of militancy in the Niger Delta region.

The former president’s Media Aide, Ikechukwu Eze in a statement on Sunday said the claim made by Cynthia White should be discarded as Jonathan could never be a sponsor of militancy in the Niger Delta. Continue...

“For the avoidance of doubt, we are fully convinced that such an idiotic claim is too cheap a narrative, a facile contrivance so badly concocted that any discerning mind would easily see through its disingenuous and duplicitous nature.

“Since it is not in our place to speak for all those named in the obvious fabrication, we are only intervening to the extent that its hidden intent poses a violent threat to the life of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, a committed patriot who the Almighty God has given the grace and good health to rededicate his life to the service of humanity, after serving his dear nation as President to the best of his abilities.

“We are also not bothered by this baseless accusation, contented that we are not the only ones conversant with Jonathan’s widely-acknowledged sincere disposition to peace, non-violence and better human community.

“We, however, seized by the feeling of déjà vu occasioned by the resurrection of one dim character masquerading as ‘Cynthia White’, who had in the past served as the spokesperson for a notorious group that had all along shown its hand to be going after the life of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,” the statement said.

The statement recalled that in 2007 when Jonathan emerged as the running mate to the late President Umar’ Yar’Adua in the People’s Democratic Party during that year’s presidential election, this very group invaded Yenogoa with hundreds of militants in an effort to assassinate the former president.
“Jonathan was only saved then by the spirited efforts of the combined forces of determined security men, who gallantly repelled the attack. Let us also not forget that members of this same group later invaded and bombed Jonathan’s compound in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, on a night he was scheduled to attend to an important matter in his country home. He was only saved by the grace of God, who in His infinite mercy created intervening factors that prevented Jonathan from sleeping in his country home that night.

“Do we need to remind anybody that the so called Cynthia White is the self declared spokesperson of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), a violent and murderous underground group led by one Henry Orkah, which has not hidden its intention to destroy the former President? The unfortunate event of 1st October 2010 in Abuja at the Eagle Square during the Independence Day celebrations for that year, being presided over by the former President, bears out this conviction,” the statement said.

According to the statement, it would be recalled that after an attempt to bomb the venue, with the mind of assassinating Jonathan and possibly other high profile local and international dignitaries in attendance, was thwarted by tight security deployment, the terrorists exploded their bombs in other parts of Abuja, resulting in the death of many innocent Nigerians.

“It is no secret that following that incident, Orkah, the leader of MEND was arrested, tried, convicted and jailed in South Africa over terrorism charges by the security authorities of that country. He remains in a South African prison till date while his associates in Nigeria are still being held in Kuje prison, Abuja.

“We, therefore, have no doubt in our mind that MEND, as a group contracted to go after Jonathan with the mind of assassinating him, is yet to abandon this criminal and ignominious craving. It is in this light that we view the purported statement issued by ‘Cynthia White’ as not only a sadistic continuation of this sick desire, but also a futile attempt to instigate the Federal Government to needlessly go after the former President.

“Those who have been following the unsavoury developments in some parts of the country since the last general elections, especially the ones that held in the South South states, would have noticed that the nefarious MEND, their pay masters and other unscrupulous elements in the region, have been striving fruitlessly to exploit the ensuing confusion, by surreptitiously working for the fulfillment of its yet-to-be declared political agenda. It is our considered view that the statement in question is an off-shoot of that ignoble plan; this time plotting to rubbish and torpedo the ongoing peace efforts in the region,” it stated.

It added that “while we believe that God Almighty would continue to protect the former President against the evil machinations of these undesirable elements, we wish to also point out that Jonathan is prepared to do anything within the limit of our laws to ensure that he enjoys a well-deserved peaceful post-Presidential life without any hindrance.”


Posted: at 7-08-2016 11:34 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- crocatum at 7-08-2016 11:50 PM (5 years ago)
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was he staring at the future, maybe gained he gained wisdom about stress management. now he can be strained and stressed.
Posted: at 7-08-2016 11:50 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickieponga at 7-08-2016 11:54 PM (5 years ago)
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Stop lying because we all know that you're the grand patron..
Posted: at 7-08-2016 11:54 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 7-08-2016 11:56 PM (5 years ago)
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Na u be the main sponsor we no dat for a fact..
Posted: at 7-08-2016 11:56 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 7-08-2016 11:57 PM (5 years ago)
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Xsuccess why be say Na dis time u dey post, u no dey sleep..?
Posted: at 7-08-2016 11:57 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Tos2130 at 8-08-2016 12:01 AM (5 years ago)
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no mind dem joor oga peace maker
Posted: at 8-08-2016 12:01 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgan1 at 8-08-2016 12:06 AM (5 years ago)
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Hahaaaa!!! Uncle Jojah, we all know dat dis boys are ur boys,,,me i no talk say u sponsor dem ooo, but dey are ur boys and u support dem,,,just talk to dem to take it easy,,,,ok?
Posted: at 8-08-2016 12:06 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Bebold at 8-08-2016 12:49 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: dickieponga on  7-08-2016 11:54 PM
Stop lying because we all know that you're the grand patron..



Amu gi dia Ike nsi
Posted: at 8-08-2016 12:49 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Goodresult at 8-08-2016 01:33 AM (5 years ago)
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Posted: at 8-08-2016 01:33 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- issy4m at 8-08-2016 01:56 AM (5 years ago)
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its from your regime we heard buhari is the sponsor of boko haram but now he is the winner of boko haram you 2 get up and fight against avenger if you are not the one who sponsor them but you enrich them with money to buy ammunition
Posted: at 8-08-2016 01:56 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Blessed75 at 8-08-2016 05:15 AM (5 years ago)
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Aboki people una never see anything stupid people i ever see in my life
Posted: at 8-08-2016 05:15 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- GermoDon at 8-08-2016 05:28 AM (5 years ago)
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jus dey luk una eyes Shocked
Posted: at 8-08-2016 05:28 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Slimchery at 8-08-2016 06:35 AM (5 years ago)
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Who ask you if you do or nor do?
Posted: at 8-08-2016 06:35 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Slimchery at 8-08-2016 06:38 AM (5 years ago)
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Mugabe say so
Posted: at 8-08-2016 06:38 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 8-08-2016 06:48 AM (5 years ago)
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Even if he is....what of boko.haram buhari.used in damaging his regime. Na one one jare...dambazza!!!
Posted: at 8-08-2016 06:48 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 8-08-2016 06:50 AM (5 years ago)
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If he didn't use Hus veto power to rig election wit d avengers then why now dat he is more respected all over d world cus of a singular act which of cus d beast who want to bath d road wit d blood of baboon and monkeys can never do. If their pay master wants to use means to discredit a peaceful man, let them come out open than to hide under MEND or Cynthia white. D sponsors of boko haram who made sure they made d place ungovernable sef still enjoy support from his pple. I don't know why we southerners don't love ourselves.
Posted: at 8-08-2016 06:50 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- leonardi at 8-08-2016 07:32 AM (5 years ago)
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Even if its true and so what. What has been done to sponsors of Book haram. Dem never see nothing
Posted: at 8-08-2016 07:32 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zeigbo at 8-08-2016 07:34 AM (5 years ago)
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Na them sabi

Posted: at 8-08-2016 07:34 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Tos2130 at 8-08-2016 08:22 AM (5 years ago)
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I believe u my mr GEJ
Posted: at 8-08-2016 08:22 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tos2130 at 8-08-2016 08:22 AM (5 years ago)
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I believe u my mr GEJ
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