December 16, 2013 | General News
Withdraw Your Letter, Apologise To Jonathan, N'Delta Group Tells Obasanjo
SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2013, (THEWILL) - A Niger Delta group, Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC), on Monday, asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to withdraw his controversial letter to President Goodluck Jonathan and apologise to the President. Maintaining that Obasanjo wrote that letter as another tactic to frustrate President Jonathan from seeking a second term in office, the group, in a statement jointly signed by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor; and Public Relations Officer, Mukoro Stanley, asked Obasanjo to leave Jonathan alone. Accusing Obasanjo and his likes for being responsible for the woes currently facing the country, the group said: "President Jonathan cannot forget about the 2015 general elections; he has the right to contest. 'All Nigerians should encourage the President to seek re-election in 2015 to fix the many woes of the country caused by former President Obasanjo who is today asking President Jonathan to forget 2015. 'We know very well that the former President and his likes are responsible for the current crisis in the PDP just to distract President Jonathan but we are urging the President to be courageous and seek re-election in 2015. 'We want to make it known to former President Obasanjo that only God can stop the re-election bid of President Jonathan in 2015. 'The President has tried his best for the country and it is only proper for right thinking Nigerians to support him. 'It is a pity that a former head of state and respected elder statesman like Obasanjo who invaded the peace loving people of Odi, is out campaigning against the re-election of President Jonathan and we are not going to accept this from the former President.'' Calling on Obasanjo to immediately withdraw the letter and apologise over the letter it described as one of the orchestrated 'evil plot of Obasanjo and General Buhari against President Jonathan in 2015," the group said declared that no man can stop the re-election of President Jonathan in 2015, except God. 'We in the Niger Delta region will surprise people like Obasanjo, Buhari and others who are trying their best to make the country ungovernable for one of our own who is working night and day to make Nigeria a better country. 'President Jonathan is making all efforts to leave the country better than he met it and yet former President Obasanjo and his likes are doing everything to frustrate him, but they will not go too far in their unpatriotic plot against President Jonathan. 'Former President Obasanjo invaded Odi and went away with it and nobody moved against him when he contested for second term. "We from the oil-rich Niger Delta region have nothing to lose at the end of the day. But we do not know why Obasanjo hates the people of the Niger Delta region so much, a region that has done so much for him. 'It is in the best interest of former President Obasanjo to support the re-election of President Jonathan in 2015. 'Nigerians, especially elder statesmen like Obasanjo, Buhari and IBB, should create the needed peace for President Jonathan to move the country to greatness. 'But we dare say once again that no man can stop the re-election of President Jonathan in 2015, except God. 'We want to warn Obasanjo and his cohorts to stop distracting the focused Federal Government led by President Jonathan; let Obasanjo and his cohorts that have created big crisis in PDP leave President Jonathan alone, enough is enough,' the group stated.