Youths in the Niger Delta region have vowed to resist what they describe as attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to demonize the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, so that Nigerians will see him as corrupt.
They have also condemned in strong terms what they also called efforts by the current government to intimidate and harass the South- South and South -East regions into submission, which they stressed, will not work.
The youth Leaders who raised concern over what he alleged as ploys by the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government to use the instrumentality of the courts to take over Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled states in the South –South and South- East geo-political zones, however, called on the international community to hold President Buhari responsible in case crisis erupts in the Niger-Delta region.
“The tactics of the government trying to take over all other states that are not APC states, is unacceptable. Look at what is happening to Rivers and Akwa Ibom States; we are even hearing underground that they are even planning such for Delta State.
“This is a recipe for disaster. I want to say that if the plans of President Buhari, either by omission or commission is being perfected by courts, should crisis erupt in the region, the international community should hold President Buhari responsible.”
While speaking on attempt by the current government to paint the former President in bad light, the youth Leader said, “The attempt by the government of the day and his media organ to demonise former president Goodluck Jonathan, to charge him as a corrupt person which up till now they have not been able to come up with any concrete fact to attach to him, will not be accepted by us.
“Since they have resorted to media trial on the former President, we are watching to see by the time President Buhari’s government will clamp down on Goodluck Jonathan, we will now take our concrete step.”