The 2019 election has taken a new twist, with the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA threatening on Thursday to cripple Nigeria’s biggest economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.

The group said in a statement on Thursday that it hoped to change Buhari’s rule through elections and that its preferred choice for president was opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar.

You see, NDA does not issue empty threats. In 2016, the militants were behind a wave of violence that helped push Nigeria into recession.

The group, which rejected the purported plan to endorse President Buhari by some ex-militant leaders, said Nigeria should be prepared for a perpetual recession if Buhari insists on imposing himself on the people, “as we shall not relent until oil stops to flow in the pipes that braces our feet in our land.”

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NDA Spokesperson, self-styled “Brig Gen” Mudoch Agbinibo, in the statement, asserted that, “As a warning and closing note; we want to resound it to members of the International Community, multinational corporations and subsidiaries’ operatives to withdraw their workforce and services from Niger Delta within the period of this elections.”

The group said, “We are in charge of the struggle now and our strike teams are active and gallantly waiting to receive instructions from the high command to cripple the Nigerian Economy again if Buhari is rigged back to office.”

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