A factional group of Niger Delta Avengers has claimed that former President Goodluck Jonathan, GEJ, is the grand patron of NDA.
The splinter group also named Governors Nyesom and Seriaki Dickson, former Governor Akpabio.
Then it named Tompolo, Raymond Dokpesi, IPOB, Kingsley Kuku, Kimi Angozi, and Patrick Akpobolokemi as other sponsors.
The splinter group, renames itself to Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA).
RNDA has opposed vandalization of oil facilities warning that it would reveal more names of NDA’s sponsors.
The group also revealed that other sympathizers of Niger Delta Avengers includes chief Edwin K. Clark, Tony Uranta, Daniel Alabrah, Ms. Annkio Briggs, and Olisa Metuh.
The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers named Oyege Nimi Brown, VIP Timothy, Joshua Macaiver, Paul Bebenimibo and others as the main operatives of the NDA.
They alluded that one Udengs Eradiri, the president of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), also known as Brigadier General Murdoch Agbinibo, serve as the NDA’s chief spokesman.
Following the release of the list, former president Goodluck Jonathan has denied the allegations stating that there is “No iota of truth to the claim that former President Goodluck Jonathan has a hand in the violence in the Niger Delta.”
“If former President Jonathan wanted chaos in Nigeria and the Niger Delta, he would have refused to concede the election to General Buhari and the APC,” the source said.
The source, who asked not to be identified, said he was in touch with Mr. Jonathan, adding that the former president was considering issuing a formal statement to dismiss the claims made by RNDA.