Niger Delta Avengers, the leading militant group operating in the oil rich region of southern Nigeria, has congratulated Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States of America.
The group, in a statement signed by its spokesperson Mudoch Agbinabo commended the billionaire real estate agent for “his hard fought victory against world establishments” and said that it was inspired by Mr. Trump’s victory to continue to seek freedom for the 30 million oppressed minority groups in the Niger Delta region.
“The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers, the organization at the forefront of the agitation for the economic emancipation and fiscal federalism for the people of the Niger Delta congratulates Donald J Trump, the president elect of the United States of America,” the group said in a statement on its website on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
“Your hard fought victory against world establishments is hope for we the over thirty million oppressed minorities of the Niger Delta, that have being continuously raped and economically colonized because of our God-given resources over last six decades, by the Nigerian state and Islamic fundamentalists in power.
“Mr. President elect of the United States of America sir, we are hoping for a new perfect economic order and relations as it concerns the United States critical assets and interest in the Niger Delta.
“Lead the world to a real change not the president Barack Obama change that manipulated a clueless puppets in General Muhammadu Buhari on the people of Nigeria,” the group urged Trump, who is expected to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United State.
Republican Donald Trump, a billionaire real estate developer and a reality TV show star, defeated a former first lady and secretary of state, Democratic Hillary Clinton in a bitter race, winning over 280 electoral college votes to Clinton’s 228. Clinton won the majority votes but failed to clinch the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency.