The group stated that Buhari plans to “investigate, malign and imprison” Jonathan on fabricated charges.
The VND particularly blamed the president and his All Progressives Congress (APC) government for “unsavoury and patently repugnant action,” which it said, were anti-Niger Delta and against the Ijaw ethnic nationality.
The group said former the president was the target of the controversy about some supposed missing funds from the country’s treasury during the term of the immediate past administration.
In response to this development, Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesperson asked why people would worry on speculations when nothing concrete had been brought against Jonathan.
Osaghae Ogiemudia, the leader of the group in a statement said that anti-Niger Delta and anti-Ijaw posturing of the APC administration of had been shown in different ways.
Ogiemudia said: “We, the members of the Vanguards of Nigeria’s Democracy, are aware of some clandestine moves made by the APC-led government to probe, investigate, malign and imprison ex President Jonathan. We are already aware of the trumped-up charges the APC government is leveling against a man who has diligently served the Nigerian state at the highest level of government.
“The APC led government should take notice that the appointments made so far are skewed in favour of the North, as no Ijaw man has been appointed. While an Ijaw President did not discriminate in appointment, President Buhari is implementing a Northern agenda through some of the appointments.”
It should be noted that Sambo Dasuki, who was recently put under home arrest by SSS operagtives, said that the security agency is desperate to implicate him in supposed security breaches, saying his ordeal was a case of witch-hunt.
Sambo Dasuki is a former National Security Adviser, who was fired on July 13, Moday, and just a day after, security agents besieged his residence.