Niger Delta Elders’ Forum Warns Jonathan May Be Abandoned by Region in 2015 If He Continues Neglect
Niger Delta Elders’ Forum has warned that the region may not back President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general elections if he fails to develop the area.
The forum stated that the people would not be fooled to vote for Jonathan if he refused to take steps towards addressing the developmental challenges in the region.
In a statement by its Chairman, Etubong Duke, and Secretary, Mr. Nelson Baribote, the forum observed that the South-South geopolitical zone was faced with more socio-economic hardship than ever before.
The forum expressed regret that though it showed confidence in the ability of President Jonathan to deliver on his election promises, it had begun to wonder whether the problems affecting the region were glaring to the President.
The forum said, “We have seen that the president and his ministers are more interested in the 2015 agenda than the welfare of the people.
“We wish to state, however, that this time around, Niger Deltans will not be fooled to vote for Jonathan unless he takes practical steps to address our developmental challenges in the region without prejudice to other areas.”