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Jonathan won’t convert to Islam, group tells Boko Haram

WARRI—Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change, NDIMRC, has promised to defend President Goodluck Jonathan and made it clear that the President would neither convert to Islam nor resign his position for peace to reign in the country as demanded by the Boko Haram sect.

The group described the demand of Boko Haram as laughable and a huge joke, warning the sect to stop frustrating President Jonathan and put an end to the ‘senseless’ killings in the Northern parts of the country.

NDIMRC, in a statement by its President, Nelly Emma, noted that Boko Haram’s demand  that President Jonathan should convert to Islam or resign, was a cheap blackmail that must be ignored by the good people of Nigeria.

It implored the sect to stop the killings and give the President the needed peace to discharge the mandate freely given to him by Nigerians in the 2011 general elections.

It said: “President Jonathan has the mandate of Nigerians to rule this country and he will not succumb to any blackmail. The President cannot be intimidated; he will not resign because he is the custodian of a mandate given to him by Christians and Muslims alike.”


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