The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), a splinter group of the Niger Delta Avengers has insisted former President Goodluck Jonathan is the grand patron of the Niger Delta Avengers.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has been threatened by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers.
Daily Post reports that the RNDA threatened to reveal more sordid details about Jonathan’s connection with the Avengers.
The group made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen. The statement detailed how NDA was formed with the sole objective of taking over from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and countering their activities.
RNDA said it understands why Jonathan denied the NDA.
The statement signed by its Spokesperson, Cynthia Whyte said: “It therefore did not come to the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) as a surprise that the Grand Patron of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has distanced himself from the NDA.
“Like every sponsor, sympathizer and operative earlier mentioned who has equally denied links with the Avengers; we can understand the wisdom behind their decision; as their participation was always meant to be covert.”
“MEND cannot hold brief for the RNDA, which pointedly accused Mr. Jonathan of complicity in fueling the ongoing Niger Delta crisis and patronising the NDA, apparently for political reasons.
“We are, however, quick to point out the fact that the RNDA has merely vindicated MEND’s belief and conviction that the former President and his cronies, who lost the 2015 presidential election, were using the illegal and treasonable NDA platform to destabilise President Buhari’s government,” MEND’s statement partly clearly read.
The statement further disclosed that “after a clandestine meeting in Otuoke, Bayelsa state in 2014 between the Grand Patron and several unidentified persons ahead of the Presidential election campaign of 2015, it was agreed that the Okah brothers should be contacted to reach out to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to endorse former President Goodluck Jonathan, and work with the group of persons to ensure victory for the PDP and President Jonathan.”