The self-styled spokesman of Movement for the Emancipation of Niger-Delta- MEND and the Reformed Niger-Delta Avengers –RNDA, the splinter arm of the Niger-Delta Avengers- NDA, have been warned to desist from casting aspersion on the character and person of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The warning, coming in form of a press statement by the National Executive Council of the Ogbia Brotherhood at a press conference held in Yenagoa , the Bayelsa state capital, condemned in very strong terms, the dangerous trend, spurious and wild allegations against Dr. Jonathan was unbecoming in recent times.
According to the statement jointly signed by Chief Benson Agadaga- Chairman, and Chaplain Ogriki Ebutu -Secretary-General, the allegation by Cynthia Whyte’s RNDA and MEND that the former President is one of the major sponsors of the Niger-Delta Avengers is not only “false, baseless, mischievous and wicked “ but should be thrown into the dustbin of history by all right-thinking Nigerians.
Dr. jonathan, the statement added, is an embodiment of peace and stability whose “pedigree, antecedents and actions” exudes a firm belief for the sanctity of life and the unity and prosperity of Nigeria as an indivisible entity.
The criminal and devilish propaganda to rubbish the political status of Dr. Jonathan, the group asserts , would not benefit the Niger-Delta, stressing that if MEND, as it professes, wants to “Emancipate “ the Niger-Delta, the best way to go is not to pull down or eliminate the “divinely” given and anointed personalities of their own region .
Chief Agadaga – led Ogbia Brotherhood while admonishing those involved in the campaign of calumny against the former President to retrace their steps, however asked the law enforcement agencies to unravel the masquerades and others of their type , so as to allow peace reign in “our great country Nigeria”