The Niger Delta Liberation Movement, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to go ahead and declare the winner of the February 25th Presidential election, warning the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) to desist from causing anarchy.
In a statement duly signed by its Spokesperson, Commander Amabiri Andabiri and made available to journalists, the militants while saying that their stands came following the press conference made by the PDP and LP agents protesting the collation of results, also warned Former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop inciting the public with frivolous letters.
The group notes that ; “We members of the Niger Delta Liberation Movement and by extension Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) hereby call on the INEC Chairman announce the winner of the Feburary 25th Presidential election now; and ignore whatever protest emanating from the so called PDP and LP.”
“We note that, PDP and LP have to be fair enough to accept defeat. Moreover the election has not been concluded yet; why are they calling for cancellation and promoting native war in the country? Even the likes of Former President Obasanjo who was suppose to be promoting peace in the country is causing problems for Nigeria. This will not be accepted”.
“Therefore, we the Niger Delta Liberation Movement and by Extension, Members of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) wish to as a matter of urgency state that we are strongly behind INEC and the Nigerian government.
“This is the right time we have to support the federal government and INEC. If Former President Goodluck Jonathan had rejected the votes in 2015 Presidential election, APC would not have come into power. Jonathan was an incumbent president who lost his chance. PDP and LP are trying to instigate the public to cause anarchy amongst Nigerians.”
“We further warn that; ‘If you do not protest peacefully, we will be forced to remove you in our own way. Therefore we are again stating categorically that we are strongly behind the Nigerian government and the INEC; and that they should go ahead with their collation of results and announce the winner of the February 25th, Presidential election without fears and heaven will not fall. The Militants stated.