2019: Over 50 generals, ex warlords converge in Ondo to back Atiku’s presidency – Main News

*Boko Haram militants urged to stop killing military, civilians*

*Charges insurgents to drop arms like Niger Delta ex agitators*

In what has appeared to be a major boost to the Atiku Abubakar presidential race, a highly revered and spiritual group in the Niger Delta, operating under the aegis of Egbesu Generals, EG in collaboration with former warlords in the Niger Delta has held a powerful meeting in an undisclosed location in Akure, the capital of Ondo state to solidify its plans to woe votes for the Atiku/Obi presidential ticket.

It would be recalled that the over 50 Egbesu generals, otherwise known as the Egbesu disciples and former warlords are drawn from all the Niger Delta States.

This was contained in a communique issued to newsmen in Akure, the capital of Ondo state after the end of the powerful meeting by the leaders of the group, Gen. Freedom Adowei, chairman, EG; Gen. Philip Angbaloku, representing Bayelsa; Gen. Agbalakoko Oweibote, representing Ondo State; Gen. Goodguy Akeren, representing Rivers State; Gen. Oputen Perejitei, representing Edo State; Gen. Ingologbene Efiong, representing Cross River; A copy of which was sent to the MainNews Online Newspaper.

According to the group, the Egbesu generals is a non political group, detached from the PDP and other political parties in the country, stressing that such meeting geared toward reorganizing the country is their own contribution in making Nigeria work again.

The meeting which was presided over by the Chairman/ leader of the group, Gen. Adowei had hinted journalists that the meeting was to fulfil its earlier call for the support of Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate.

In giving a breakdown of the meeting, Freedom had told reporters that the generals had resolved during the Sunday 13th of January 2019 meeting in Akure that after critically reviewing antecedents of the Mohammadu Buhari administration in Nigeria, Atiku remains the only antidote for a better and one united working Nigeria.

The communique had further stated its position that it will never renege in its support for the Atiku/Obi ticket as it will embark on house to house campaign to woe votes for Atiku and his vice presidential candidate of the PDP in Niger Delta and beyond.

The communique had also called on the Boko Haram insurgents to stop the killing of Nigerian soldiers, innocent civilians, stressing that the soldiers are defenders of the country from external invaders.

The Egbesu generals and ex warlords of Niger Delta have further called on the Boko Haram insurgents to ceasefire and embrace peace by dropping arms like the Niger Delta ex agitators in 2009, stressing that the one Nigeria that we seek can only be achieved through peaceful coexistence among tribes and religion.

It would be recalled that Gen. Adowei is a former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND.

Adowei had insisted that Nigerians are silently and openly dying of hardship, stressing that the people are tired of what he describes as the punitive and visionless pattern of leadership within the past years.

He had particularly called on Nigerians across board to reject the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC mantra of change, he said “Re-electing Buhari to rule Nigeria again will be suicidal”.

However, the former MEND leader had also called on sons of Ijaws across the country to adhere to the principles of Egbesu, stressing that Egbesu is the God Ijaws are blessed with.

Meanwhile, an Egbesu scholar who hinted our reporter, Frank Ekpemupolo Esq,, had maintained that only in Egbesu would the hidden treasures of the Ijaws in the Niger Delta can be recovered.

He had argued that Egbesu is the religion of the Ijaw people and its powers and prosperity depends on it, noting that Ijaws all over the world should hold Egbesu strong and dear.

Barrister Ekpemupolo had described the president Buhari led administration as “sorrowful and shameful,” stressing that redefined corruption, unemployment, insecurity, ethnic politics, local imperialism and other tendencies has become the order of the day.

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