Tompolo, ex-militants hail Buhari

The ex-militant enjoined the new amnesty Co-ordinator not to allow political jobbers make him derail.


The appointment of Brig. Gen. P.T. Boroh (rtd) as the Co-ordinator of the Niger-Delta amnesty programme, seems to have calmed the frayed nerves.

Reports reaching Pulse News says that the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta,Chief Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a. Tompolo has hailed President Buhari over the appointment of the new Co-ordinator.

Tompolo said  “It could be recalled that I called a meeting of ex-agitators, leaders and other stakeholders in the Niger Delta last week as a result of the pressure on me to intervene in the seemingly troubled Amnesty Programme due to the non-payment of the stipends and allowances to beneficiaries for months now.”

He also said “And so, it gives me joy for the President to appoint a high-ranking retired military gentleman to coordinate the programme, rather than have any of the political jobbers, who had advertised themselves in very negative forms in order to be appointed.”

In a related development, a group that represents ex-militants, Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, through their spokesman, Pastor Reuben Wilson, have also commended President Buhari for the appointment, describing him as a listening leader.

You will recall that President Buhari recently appointed Brig. Gen. P.T. Boroh (rtd) as the Co-ordinator of the Niger-Delta amnesty programme.


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