Politics

Our Plan Is To Make Goodluck Jonathan President In 2027, We Have No Interest In Atiku And Diri Alliance – Niger Delta Group

A group, Niger Delta Integrity and Justice (NDIJ) has stated that they have no interest in playing second fiddle in the governance of the country by working to produce only a vice president.

The group stated this while reacting to a call on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to pick the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, as his Vice-Presidential Candidate in 2027.

NDIJ expressed a preference for Goodluck Jonathan as President to Diri, as Vice-President in 2027.

Describing the remarks by the Diri’s Angel that the Bayelsa governor would make a good pair for Atiku as a good observation, the group however, said there was a different plan for the Niger Delta region in 2027.

Speaking via a statement by its Secretary, George Miriki, the group said, “Our agenda for 2027 is to produce the President. In as much as we appreciate Diri and his closeness to Atiku, we will work against shortchanging the Niger Delta in 2027.

“We want to produce the President and our mission is to ensure that the Niger Delta completes its term of eight years at the Presidency.”

The statement noted that, “This time, we are coming stronger with the argument of allowing Jonathan to complete his tenure for the region.

“Instead of producing a vice-president in Diri, we will prefer a president in Jonathan. He is still loved. And with his global appeal, we believe he will succeed.”