Niger Delta Militants: ‘Come Let’s Talk’ – President Buhari
SOUTH-SOUTH COORDINATOR BUHARI VANGUARD HON. ROMEO BEKEYEI, COMMENDS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S UTMOST SINCERITY IN DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF NIGER-DELTA RESTIVENESS . . .
HON. BEKEYEI CALLS ON THE NIGER-DELTA AVENGERS TO HAVE AN HONEST AND OPEN APPROACH TO PRES. BUHARI’S REQUEST FOR PEACE, UNITY AND DEVELOPMENT TO PREVAIL IN OUR NIGER DELTA REGION AND IN OUR COUNTRY.
In a statement released to Niger Reporters, Hon. Romeo Bekeyei, a former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC) in Bayelsa State, made the position of the Buhari Vanguard known in the aftermath of President Buhari’s peace moves during this yuletide season. Hon. Bekeyei hopes that the impending talks will lead to a rapprochement with the Niger Delta Avengers.
Hon. Romeo Bekeyei, South-South Coordinator Buhari Vanguard
BUHARI VANGUARD STATEMENT:
We were once again undeniably elated and assured of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to resolve the restiveness in the Niger-Delta when on Sunday (Christmas Day 2016) he appealed to the militants bombing and vandalizing oil installations in the Niger Delta region to come to the negotiation table in order to end their militant campaign in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
The President said this would afford both the federal government and the militants the opportunity to decide how the nation’s resources could be managed instead of agitators picking up arms against their fatherland.
For us in Buhari Vanguard South-South, there is no better way to talk about the Niger-Delta than what our president has unveiled in those words. We stand by the President’s objectives and we stand by the need for our people in the Niger-Delta to rise up with one voice for peace to prevail in the south-south.
The President said Nigeria and its citizens were uppermost in his mind, and he had also stated that he would continue to do all within his powers to improve their living conditions.
Let us read the president in his own words:
“For our friends in the Niger Delta area, we will persuade them that they should please sit down with us and agree to manage our resources rather than think of fighting it out.”
These are words of truth. We can move our nation forward. Let us be one people. More prayers for Nigeria. I Wish all Nigerians a Happy yuletide season.
– Hon Romeo Bekeyei, South-South Coordinator Buhari Vanguard