Some Niger Delta agitators under the aegis of the auspices of the Amagbein Peace Movement, a group founded by a militant leader identified as Gen. Amagbein Adaka Boro have called on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party in Saturday’s election to accept the result of the election.
The group also asked Atiku Abubakar, the presideintial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party to emulate former president Goodluck Jonathan and congratulate the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
Recall that former president Jonathan congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 when he emerged winner of the presidential election to defeat Jonathan.
According to the group, the Nigerian people have spoken through the ballot and the result is positive, and Tinubu’s victory is a victory for all justice seekers.
The group who declared their support for Tinubu’s victory in Saturday’s presidential election made their position known during a solidarity walk for Tinubu on Wednesday on the streets of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
The leader of the group, Amagbein Adaka Boro during the walk said Tinubu was the best man for the job while commending the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting one of the best elections in the nation’s history of democracy.
Amagbein, who was represented by one of his allies, Alhaji Harmony, submitted that “The victory of Asiwaju is the victory of all southerners who yearn for power shift. It would have been disadvantageous if the power had moved to the North after eight years of northern reign. The Nigerian people have spoken through the ballot and the result is positive.
“As a law-abiding citizen and advocate of justice and equity, I once again congratulate the President-elect and urge all youths and leaders of the Niger Delta to support and throw their weight behind him. This is a victory for all seekers of justice.
“I advise our youths to desist from any form of violence and not to pay heed to those that would want to incite conflicts. The Amagbein Peace Movement would resist any attempt to cause chaos and lawlessness as a result of Asiwaju’s victory. Those nurturing such evil thoughts should jettison it.
“I call on the President-elect to place resolving the issues in the Niger Delta as first priority. Our people need development. We lack good health care, and good roads, and poverty reigns. It is my conviction that you have come with renewed hope. Don’t disappoint us.”