‘Dont do this’ PDP chieftain begs Buhari ahead of Inauguration (Read More)



A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Lionel Jonathan-Omo, has begged Muhammadu Buhari not to prosecute President Goodluck Jonathan when he gets into power.

The former commissioner for agriculture, and environment, said any attempt to prosecute Jonathan may result in violent uprising in the Niger Delta region, Vanguard reports.

Jonathan-Omo disclosed this while speaking to journalist as he presented a 54 page letter to Buhari titled: ‘Road map to Success.’

He said: “As you take over power please don’t prosecute or persecute President Jonathan, you will indirectly provoke a recrudescence of violence in the Niger Delta. Young boys will hang on that as a subterfuge to cause violent uprising again in the Niger Delta. Avoid it completely.”

The PDP chieftain was optimistic that Buhari will fix Nigeria, though not immediately.

I am convinced that Buhari will succeed because of his unflagging desire to rule Nigeria. He has an internal motivation to do the job, and that internal motivation will transform to vision,” he said.

Tomorrow, Buhari will be sworn in as president of Nigeria. On May 22, Friday, the president-elect traveled to London. He arrived Nigeria today ahead of the inauguration ceremony which will take place tomorrow at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Jonathan has said Buhari should not only probe his administration but do the same for the past governments.

Source: Naij