The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has raised the alarm that President Muhammadu Buhari is bent on embarrassing his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan.
IYC said information at its disposal showed that Buhari was allegedly working on a plot to throw Jonathan into jail because he is a minority.
Udengs Eradiri, President of the IYC, said in an interview in Yenagoa that part of the plan was to first capture all former political office holders believed to be close to Jonathan before getting at him.
He stated that the deliberate effort of the APC-controlled Federal Government to consistently blame the previous administration for its inability to move Nigeria forward, several months after taking over government, was also part of the plot.
He wondered why Buhari and his party would not leave Jonathan alone as they were determined to rubbish him and his achievements in office because he is from the Niger Delta.
Eradiri said the persecution against Jonathan and his political associates would fall like a pack of cards because he was the best president the country has ever had.
He said the people of the Niger Delta were proud to produce a president who showed true leadership and governance.
The Ijaw youth leader advised the President and the APC to explore ways of providing governance and development instead of fighting wars of attrition.
Eradiri said, “The persecution of minorities in Nigeria is still ongoing as evident in the plan to arrest former President Goodluck Jonthan. This must stop.
“President Jonathan was the most performing president that Nigeria has ever had. We as Niger Delta people are proud of President Jonathan. We are proud to produce the best president that Nigeria has had.
“Everyday there a is calculated attempt to whittle down the achievements of Jonathan because he is from the Niger Delta.Recently, they have arrested almost all our people that worked with President Jonathan.
“Therefore, we call on the Nigerian public to put pressure on the present government at the centre to focus on giving Nigerians governance and development rather than looking for ways to rubbish the achievements of President Jonathan”.