Niger Delta agitators, yesterday, said they will not recognise President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the presidential elections held on February 23, adding that the mineral resources from the region would “not be used to run a government that is compromised.”
A statement by John Duku, Leader of the Niger Delta Watchdog/Convener, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, in Abuja, the agitators said the elections fell below minimum acceptable standards, stressing that it was characterised by vote buying and outright alteration of results in favour of All Progressives Congress, APC, and the President.
The agitators also raised the alarm over an alleged plot by APC to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
They said: “We wish to state that the just-concluded presidential election was conducted below the minimal acceptable standard. It was marred by serious irregularities, vote buying and outright alteration of results in favour of APC and Buhari. Read more