– Former militant group has fired former President Goodluck Jonathan over desire for his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to return to power in 2019
– The group led by Israel Akpodoro, said the party cannot win any state in the country let alone winning a national election
– He listed a catalogue of corrupt members of the party, saying with the long list of corrupt members the party leaders should hide their head in shame
The National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators has said that the desire of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to power in 2019 was self-delusion, insisting that the meeting held in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s house in Abuja in preparation for 2019 would not yield result.
Led by Israel Akpodoro, the former militant group said the days of the PDP in power had expired, adding that if the former president could not retain power while serving as president, it would be impossible for him to win any election for his party now that he is no longer in power.
The group, which said the PDP misruled the country for 16 years, noted that no amount of propaganda mounted by the leadership of the party could make it win more states, let alone winning a national election.
Akpodoro, who is an indigene of Ughelli, Delta state, wondered what the party’s former President Jonathan referred to when he talked about 2019, asking: “Is it the PDP that produced Yakubu Andrew, Sambo Dasuki, Ayo Fayose, Musiliu Obanikoro, Femi Fani-Kayode and Alison Madueke?”
He said the plan of the party for 2019 undermining the burden of corruption on its members goes to show that the party is loaded with shameless people who have no conscience for sound judgment.
“That party brought us as a nation to this sorry state, the PDP gave us darkness while we paid for light, gave us death at interviews, killed our national ethos and pride, never again would that party come back to power,” Akpodoro said in an email to NAIJ.com.
He argued that the PDP is an award winning party in corruption and dishonesty.
The group insisted that until those who looted the commonwealth of the Nigerian people are shown the way to the prisons, the party members will remain desperate to return to power and continue from where they left the nation in 2015.
According to him, the money found in one out of four boxes belonging to the former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, was enough to build two refineries or more than the budget of three states put together in Nigeria.
He said in the midst of the corruption of Yakubu, the man who appointed him came out to tell Nigerians that the same party where such person belong was gearing up to return to power.
He called on Nigerians to await the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country soon, noting that when he returns the hunger in the land would be tackled head – on while the national economy will bounce back.
He added that no amount of wishful thinking would kill the president saying: “the prayers and good wishes of leaders across the world for President Buhari is enough to make him see the end of all who wish him death.”