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2015: Ex-militants to raise fund for Jonathan

02 October 2014, 16:22

Yenogoa - Ex-Niger Delta agitators have expressed their readiness to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan by contributing three months of their allowances to his campaign funds, reports NewsDay.

Aside supporting President Jonathan, the former militants also promised to purchase the nomination form for the 2016 re-election of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.

With the pledge, each of the 6 166 ex-militants from Bayelsa State will pitch in their monthly allowances of N65 000 towards raising N10.5 million for Dickson’s expression of interest form and President Jonathan campaign funds.

The ex-militants under the leadership of the group’s chairman, Stephen Ebisintei, said their decision to forgo their allowances was due to the noticeable infrastructural development and sound economic policy at both the federal level and Bayelsa state.

Also read: Ex-militants dare northern elders

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