FG Presidential amnesty programme covers only 30,000 beneficiaries

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has said that their mandate is to cater for only 30.000 beneficiaries captured during the disarmament excises.

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Presidential amnesty programme covers only 30,000 beneficiaries

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The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has said that their mandate is to cater for only 30.000 beneficiaries captured during the disarmament excises.

Media and communication Consultant to the Amnesty Office, Comrade Owei Lakemfa in a statement said the office cannot admit additional beneficiaries. 

Comrade Lakemfa however described claims by some youths protesting in Calabar, Cross River State to have been excluded from the Presidential Amnesty Programme, as false.

He also said a similar demand has been made by some other youths in the past fortnight, stressing that the programme cannot go outside its mandates.

"The Presidential Amnesty Office states categorically, that its mandate is to cater for the 30,000 Amnesty beneficiaries documented during the disarmament exercise.

"It has no power to bring in new beneficiaries. Only the Presidency has the prerogative to grant amnesty or make any addition".

On the protesting youths displaying identity cards from the Obubra Orientation Camp as proof that they are part of the Amnesty Programme, the media consultant said the Obubra Camp issue was laid to rest by the previous administration.

According to him, previous government after detecting that non-qualified people infiltrating the Camp, replaced the Obubra documentation with the one done at the point of disarmament based on the various camps, the beneficiaries came from.

The Amnesty office further advises those who think they deserve to be part of the programme to appeal to the Federal Government rather than take to the streets or disrupt traffic flow.

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