By Emem Idio
YENAGOA – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa state and former commissioner for Agriculture, and Environment, Chief Lionel Jonathan –Omo, has appealed to the incoming president elect, Muhammad Buhari to exercise caution in probing the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to Chief Jonathan -Omo, attempts to prosecute Jonathan by the incoming administration might cause violent uprising in the Niger Delta and should be avoided completely.
Jonathan-Omo made the remarks Wednesday in Yenagoa during a chat with newsmen while presenting a 54 page letter to President-Elect Muhammad Buhari and titled, “Road map to Success.”
Addressing Buhari, he said: “As you take over power please don’t prosecute or persecute President Jonathan, you will indirectly provoke a recrudescence of violence in the Niger Delta. Young boys will hang on that as a subterfuge to cause violent uprising again in the Niger Delta. Avoid it completely.”
He said he is convince that with the antecedents of Buhari and his deep sense of integrity and discipline, he will fix Nigeria, although not immediately. “I am convinced that Buhari will succeed because of his unflagging desire to rule Nigeria. He has an internal motivation to do the job, and that internal motivation will transform to vision,” he said.