Ex-militants from the Niger-Delta region of the country have given president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari a condition for supporting his government.
At a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja on Thursday, they urged General Buhari to sustain the current amnesty programme put in place by Late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
Speaking under the aegis of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, the ex-militants who were led by their National President, LPCDI, Pastor Reuben Wilson, hailed Buhari for his victory at the poll, just as he called on his members to support the incoming administration to enable it to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians.
To the group, the amnesty programme is the only panacea for peace and security in the Niger Delta region, saying it should not be toyed with by the incoming administration.
He warned that there would be no peace in the region if the Presidential Amnesty Programme was neglected or abandoned.
He further said if the Niger Delta was neglected as it was in the past, the ex-militants would use all resources at their disposal to stop oil production.
He also praised President Goodluck Jonathan for his good leadership strides in ensuring peace in the country before and after the elections.