By EMMA AMAIZE
WARRI—YOUTHS, under the auspices of Niger-Delta Youths for Positive Change, NDYPC, have urged Nigerians to exercise patience and give President Goodluck Jonathan more time to fix the country.
Briefing newsmen in Warri, Delta State, National President of the group, Mr Biayeibo Preye, said the President was doing well, citing repairs and construction of new federal roads, local and international airports, privatization of the power sector and many more.
He said that the group never knew that a President from Niger-Delta would be the first to take Nigeria to such an enviable height in development, adding, “Niger-Delta region has all the reasons to celebrate with President Jonathan, if for nothing, but for the amnesty programme in which about 30,000 Niger Delta youths have found productive engagement.
“The amnesty programme collectively initiated by late President Yar’Adua and President Jonathan has drastically reduced criminality in the region,” he said.
On the 2015 presidential race and emergence of the new PDP, he said that the division orchestrated by the G7 governors was merely to intimidate South-South region, adding, “The splinter group of seven governors and their supporters cannot stop Jonathan’s re-election.”
Preye alleged that the plan of the seven governors was to frustrate the rapid development of the country, which is inimical to the aspiration of Nigerians, saying that they should be punished accordingly.