Ex-militants under the auspices of the Niger Delta Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, have vowed to resist the Boko Haram terrorist antics against the re-emergence of President Jonathan.
Niger Delta youths, in their thousands on Thursday converged on Ibom Hall ground, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to demonstrate solidarity with President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term project.
Speaking on the occasion, chairman of the rally, Alhaji Mujaheed Asari-Dokubo, assured Nigerians of the combat-readiness of the Niger Delta people to tackle forces against the realisation of the second term aspiration of Jonathan.
“This rally is the greatest assembly of our people. This is the powerhouse of our people and we are hereby sending a message to them that we are ready for them. Let them know that there is power in the Niger Delta and that this sacred son of our soil cannot be intimidated in our land.
“Let them know that President Goodluck Jonathan is not alone in Abuja and that we are solidly behind him and, as such, the enemies will continue to plan their evil but their evil plans will not work because we stand for justice, we are fighting for that which is our own right.
“They cannot fight an Ijaw man out of office. Let them continue to shoot and bomb but we will win them because Goodluck has performed better than any other President of this country. So, the 2015 Presidential election is a do-or-die affair.
“Nobody can challenge an Ijaw man, you cannot challenge us. We do not kill innocent people, na hand we go carry catch them. As them de shoot, we go de collect the guns from their hands. So, the person we de advice them, mek him advice dem well because them go die”, Dokubo warned.
He, however, urged the people of the Niger Delta to equip themselves with their Permanent Voter Cards so as to be able to vote in their brother in the first instance.
Earlier in his welcome address, the coordinator of the rally and incidentally, the Legal Adviser of the group, Barrister Francis Francis Wainwei, said the event was organised to mobilise support for the Jonathan’s second term project and, therefore, enjoined the Niger Deltans to throw their weight behind the project.
Although the governors of the Niger Delta region were not present at the rally, they all sent their representatives to register their concern on the issue.