The new reformed Niger Delta Avengers has claimed that former president Goodluck Jonathan was the Grand Patron of the violent group.
The spokesman for the new group Mr Cynthia Whyte also named some elites, former and serving governors as chief sponsors of the NDA.
Mr Whyte identified governor Wike of Rivers and Governor Seriaki Dickson of Bayelsa ,while former governor of Akwa Ibom,Godswill Akpabio was also mention as sponsors.
Others are ex -militants turned contractor,Government Ekpemupolo(alias tompolo),Raymond dokpesi founder of the African Independent Television (AIT) ,the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Kingsley Kuku,Kimu Angizi and Patrick Akpobokemi as other sponsors.
The splinter group who earlier warned the NDA if further destruction of oil pipeline continues will have no option than to disclose those behind the backing of the violent group.
The spokesman for the reformed group,Mr whyte also revealed other sympathizers of the NDA as Chief Edwin Clark,Tony Uranta,Daniel Alabrah Ms Annkio Brigss and Olisa Metuh,former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman for the party.
The former presidents aid has debunk such news as false and said the president will make a formal statement to the press in due course and dismiss the class by Mr Whyte.