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Ex-militants split over Jonathan, Buhari

2015-02-02 16:00
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Benin City - Ex- militants in Edo State have split along lines of loyalty to the two leading president candidates in the February 14 presidential elections, reports NewsDay.

While third batch of ex-militants under the amnesty programme are said to be loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan, the South-South ex-militant generals and commanders are said to be working for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari.

Coordinator of the Third Phase of Amnesty group, Edwin Ojujoh, said on Sunday that the group is loyal to Jonathan and will work for his re-election.

Also read: Ex-militants reject Jonathan

He warned those disparaging the President to desist from such act, saying the negative views about President Jonathan should not be taken seriously because it falls short of public expectation.

Godwin Ogidigba, the spokesperson for the generals and commanders, said the decision to queue behind Buhari was in line with the expectations and hope of Nigerians for positive change and development, particularly, the development of the Niger Delta region.

Read more at NewsDay.

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