The Niger Delta Grassroots Emancipation has condemned what it described as a deliberate attempt by the APC led federal government to rubbish the legacies of ministers who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The group obviously infuriated by the planned arraignment of former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, said that the government’s desperation to undo all that Jonathan laboured for in the nation’s interest would fail.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Benin City, Edo State, and signed by the President and Secretary of the group respectively, Chief Preye Freeman and Pastor Josiah Okiemutie the group said, “it is now crystal clear that Buhari’s government is only interested in persecuting patriotic Nigerians who put in their best to make Nigeria, a better country through implementing programmes and policies which have touched many lives across the country.
“The APC government is almost forgetting that it has a mandate for change rather than focusing, it is busy harassing perceived opponents whereas as a party the APC was found, funded and is being operated by Nigerians who supervised the looting of the nation’s treasury while they were in power”.
The group said, “We have watched with keen interest the very lopsided anti-corruption war of President Buhari and want to state categorically that Niger Delta people will resist any attempt to rubbish our leaders who have contributed immensely to national stability and development of the country.
“We are saying enough of all these harassment and intimidation of our people. We call on the APC led federal government to follow due process and the constitution rather than using security agents and government apparatus to hunt down Jonathan’s men”.
The Niger Delta Grassroots Emancipation said the campaign began with false allegations against some erstwhile ministers and later spurious claims of fraud by a corrupt APC governor in a South-South state, followed by the raid of Akwa Ibom Government House, the invitation by EFCC of former Governor Godswill Akpabio and today is Orubebe‎, warning that “all these must stop”.


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