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2011: Group warns against frustrating Jonathan’s presidential ambition

By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— AN umbrella body of groups driving the struggle for better deal from the federal government in the Niger Delta region, Joint Revolutionary Council, has warned against any attempt to frustrate the rumoured presidential bid of President Goodluck Jonathan under the pretence of zoning in his ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
An online statement issued yesterday and signed by spokesman of the group, Cynthia Whyte, said they would resist any move against the aspiration.

“On behalf of the Joint Revolutionary Council, the highest decision making body of all armed agitating interests in the Niger Delta, we hereby declare that any attempt to undermine the aspirations of President Goodluck Jonathan to run for the Presidency of the Nigerian State based on the flimsy matter of zoning shall be met with violent rejection on our part.”

We will take our war to the doorsteps of the errant Northern cabal including all their interests in the Niger Delta. We believe in a sustained agitation in the Niger Delta to force the Nigerian State to give “unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar”.

Goodluck Jonathan, in his position as Vice President, led a campaign to quell the unrest in the Niger Delta. He moved from creek to creek preaching the gospel of peace and enjoining all combat elements to give peace a chance.

Today, the same Northern interest he was protecting, now seeks to undermine him. Unfortunate!”


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