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IYCW debunks claim that ex-President sponsors Niger Delta Avengers

The Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for the recent bomb blast on two offshore facilities recently.

Goodluck Jonathan

The national President of National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A), Israel Akpodoro,

Punch reports that IYCW spokesman, Eric Omare, issued a statement saying “The attention of the group has been drawn to a statement issued by one Israel Akpodoro, who claimed to be the National President of National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators alleging that former President Jonathan founded the Niger Delta Avengers.

“The initial reaction of the IYC was to ignore the said statement considering the fact that the said Akpodoro is unknown and has no pedigree in the Niger Delta region.

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“However, we have consistently been inundated with calls and messages by concerned Nigerians all over the world as to the true position as far as the allegations are concern. This response is to set the records straight for the benefit of the reading public.”

The statement also said “The allegation that the NDA was formed by Jonathan in a meeting he attended in January 2015 preparatory to the 2015 general elections to make the country ungovernable for his successor is absolutely untrue.

“It is nonsensical to imagine that former President Jonathan who conceded defeat and congratulated his opponent, current President Muhammadu Buhari, even before the final result was announced would make such a plan.

“In the first place, the January 2015 meeting of ex-Agitators and stakeholders in the region was not attended by Jonathan and the meeting never resolved to make Nigeria ungovernable for President Buhari.

“The IYC leadership also attended the meeting and the President of the IYC, Udengs Eradiri was one of the speakers at that meeting. The meeting was called to calm down the youths of the Niger Delta who were aggrieved with the attack on former President Jonathan in some northern states during the campaign for the 2015 Presidential elections.”

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The Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for the recent bomb blast on two offshore facilities recently.

The group has also vowed to cause more havoc if the federal government does not meet their demands.

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