The umbrella body of militant groups in the Niger Delta, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA), has warned that the 2019 general election would be bloody should president Muhammadu Buhari or security agents attempt to rig the elections especially in the Niger Delta region.
The group also urged Buhari to toe the path of honour and accept defeat after the election just like Goodluck Jonathan did in 2015.
The coalition, CNDA , comprises Niger Delta Avengers, Niger Delta Volunteers, Bakassi Strike Force and Niger Delta Warriors. Others are Niger Delta Peoples Fighters, Bakassi Freedom Fighters, Niger Delta Movement for Justice and Niger Delta Fighters Network.
The group disclosed this yesterday, in a statement by the Convener of the coalition group, John Duku.
The statement said, “We have sensitised our members and affiliates on how and who to vote, come February 16, 2019. I also want to assure you that our men would be on the ground in all the polling units across the Niger Delta region.
“If we notice any attempt to rig election by anyone, including the security agents, it shall be bloody. Let people vote (according to) their conscience and let the vote of the people count.
“We want to assure you that President Buhari will not return in 2019 except INEC compromises election results. Buhari has neglected the Niger Delta people to the extent that we would have reacted in a very negative way if not for our elders and leaders who continuously calmed us down.
“Our brother, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, accepted defeat and handed over to Buhari; I implore Buhari to toe the path of honour and do same.”