On May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his inaugural speech, said, “The government intends to invest heavily in the Niger Delta projects and programmes currently in place. I call on the leadership and people in the area to cooperate with the state and federal governments in the rehabilitation programmes which will be streamlined and made more effective”.
Buhari’s promise four years after has been kept. The gains in Niger Delta prove the President right, hence there have been calls from different angles for his re-election. Calls for Buhari’s re-election cut across tribe, party affiliation, religion and elites among others. The reason is that Buhari since assuming office has performed well in all ramifications with the most important achievement being the fight against corruption which has brought economical and financial sanity to the polity. Significant in this regard is the call for the President’s re-election by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs /Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Prof. Charles Dokubo. It is important because the Niger Delta sustains the nation’s economy and there is need to maintain the development of the region.
Thus, in order to maintain the status quo, Dokubo has appealed to youths in the Niger Delta to sustain their support for Buhari. Dokubo, speaking in Abuja, when a group of Niger Delta youths paid him a visit, said Buhari means well for the region, adding that their continuous support for the president and his administration would attract more development to the area.