Friday, 7 October 2016

Ijaw Youths Protest ill Treatment Of Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Family

Members of the Ijaw Youth Congress(IYC) yesterday protested the alleged persecution of Former president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife by the present administration, saying Jonathan is
not the only former president in the country.

 Mr Udengs Eradiri, president of the IYC ,while addressing co-protesters in front of Ijaw House, the headquarters of IYC, said the protest was to send a message to the Federal Government about the attitude of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission towards the former first family.

 He said, “We want to ask Buhari to please focus on governance and stop vilifying the former first family. The economy has gone so bad because of the attitude of the EFCC when it concerns the Niger Delta people. “Our appeal is that Buhari should please respect Jonathan just as he respects the other former presidents.

 They have frozen his accounts, they are not paying his allowances, even the security agents around him do not get what is due them. We have yet to know why Buhari is victimising Jonathan and his family members. “When you talk about the aggression towards Dame Patience Jonathan, she is not the first First Lady. She is wife to former deputy governor, governor, Vice-President and President. Are you expecting her to be a poor woman?

  The protesters who were monitored by security operatives, also alleged that the Muhammadu Buhari administration had not been funding the interventionist agencies and projects in the Niger Delta.

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