A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State has pleaded with the incoming Mohammadu Buhari-led administration not to prosecute the outgoing Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
Lionel Jonathan-Omo, who is the former commissioner for agriculture, and environment, has disclosed that any move by the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to put on trial President Goodluck Jonathan when he gets into power may result in violent uprising in the Niger Delta region.
While speaking to reporters, 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.”
“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 concluded.