As the race towards 2019 general elections gathers momentum, members of a
group of ex-agitators known as Niger Delta Ex-Militants For Peace and Good
Governance have thrown their weights behind the presidential ambition of
the founder and publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore.
The ex-agitators announced their commitment to support Sowore in a
communique issued at the end of a closed door meeting on Friday in
Okerenkoko of Gbaramantu Kingdom in Warri South West local government area
of Delta State.
In the communique signed by its National Chairman, Alaowei Promise Lawuru
(aka General Black) and made available to newsmen, the ex-militant leaders
said they are supporting Sowore’s presidential position because of
“molestation made by President Muhamadu Buhari that Nigerian youths are
“We wish to show the so-called APC led government that Nigerian youths are
not lazy and that Buhari and his cohorts brought total hardship to us
instead of development strides. In our closed door meeting, we decided to
support Omoyele Sowore who we believe is a symbol of the Nigerian youths
that definitely will wipe away the tiers of poverty and under-delelopment
from our eyes.
“We have been suffering from abject poverty for the past years; and we are
sure that the Economical, educational and stomach infrastructural suitaton
in the country will be a thing of the past when Sowore assumes office
President in 2019 . Therefore; we decree that for Nigerian youths to prove
that we are not lazy, is to vote out President Buhari come 2019 through
our permanent voter cards and to protect our voters against election
The ex warlords also said its members would meet with traditional rulers
of various kingdoms as well as top leaders of Niger Delta to create
awareness on the need to support the presidential aspiration of Sowore and
to ensure that all Ijaws vote emmass for him in the 2019 general election.
“And with this important meeting, Mr. Omoyele Sowore will have a sense of
belonging to meet with those who have his project of victory at heart no
matter the storm”, the group concluded in the communique.