Niger Delta militant group endorses CBN Governor Emefiele for President
A group of armed men that claimed to be from the oil-rich Niger-Delta has endorsed Godwin Emefiele for President in 2023.
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The so-called Niger Delta Freedom Reserve Force said the CBN governor is the only credible politician with the capacity to resolve Nigeria’s myriad of crises if elected next year, according to a propaganda video the group circulated on Thursday. The video showed six men, clad in white hoods, holding heavy firearms as they made their demands.
“We are tired of recycling politicians in the system,” the group said. “We have settled for the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele. If he is truly contesting, and the rumours are true, we believe that he will bring meaningful development and help the country get back on its feet.”
The group, which had no prior break in public discussion, said it is not a force against the Nigerian government or a separatist group. The men, however, pledged to “surrender our arms” if Mr Emefiele emerges as the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
A spokesman for the CBN did not return requests seeking comments about whether or not the governor had seen the video and his position about it.