- President Buhari has been promised massive votes in the Niger Delta region by an ex-militant leader, Emma Sinaman
- The former militant leader said he has begun to strategise for Buhari’s victory based on his achievements
- Sinaman said the president's achievements are visible in the country particularly in the Niger Delta region
Ex-militant leader under Phase II Amnesty group of Presidential Amnesty Programme, ‘General’ Emma Sinaman, on Tuesday, May 22, assured President Muhammadu Buhari of massive vote in the Niger Delta region, ahead of 2019 presidential election, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Sinaman in a statement said that he has begun to strategise for Buhari’s victory based on his achievements that have made impact in the region with physical development and appointments.
He also said President Buhari's achievements are visible in the country in various sectors, particularly in the Niger Delta region.
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The ex-militant said: “As the 2019 presidential election draws closer with a lot of politicking going on, I want to assure President Muhammadu Buhari that I shall deliver and protect President Buhari’s votes in the Niger Delta region. I shall lead other ex-militants ‘generals’ in the onerous task I have assigned to myself without fear and intimidation from any person or group.
“My support for Mr President is based on what he has done and is doing in the region and people in the region are positively feeling the impact in their lives.
“He has, through the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, positively impacted on every nook and cranny of the Niger Delta region compared to the past administration, where we hardly see meaningful development. Our people are very happy with the historic take off of the long-awaited Maritime University, where academic activities have fully commenced.
“We are living witnesses of reforms ongoing in the amnesty office which have led to prompt payment of ex-militants’ entitlements. Not just stopping at that, Buhari has appointed a man of experience and patriotism, Professor Charles Dokubo as special adviser to the president on Niger Delta/Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme."
The ex-militant leader said Buhari remains the hope of the region based on what he has started in Ogoniland with the ongoing clean-up of the area, appealing to the president to complete the East-West Road for his name to be written in gold.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, April 26, during a two-day working visit to Bauchi state elaborated on his intention to recontest in 2019 general elections.
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The president who will recontest as the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) while addressing a crowd at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, explained that salvaging the country from thieving Nigerians was his main reason of seeking re-election.
While expressing dismay at the rate in which Nigeria's money was stolen by unpatriotic citizens, Buhari declared that his administration is ready to arrest all looters of the treasury irrespective of their societal standing, Tribune reports.
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