FORMER Niger Delta militants, under the aegis of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, have warned politicians against causing unnecessary tension and distractions in the implementation of the Amnesty programme.
Rather, the ex-agitators called for a synergy with the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh in his efforts to implement the programme for the betterment of the people.
The National President, LPCDI, Reuben Wilson, aka ‘General Pastor’, in a statement on Monday urged the Niger Delta people, particularly the elders and youths to support President Muhammadu Buhari and Boroh in their task of implementing the programme.
Wilson said that the Federal Government Amnesty proclamation for the region’s ex-freedom fighters by late President Umaru Yar’Adua was a step in the right direction for the total infrastructural and human capacity development of the region and its people.
He, however, said they earnestly awaited the total implementation of the amnesty package and finding lasting solution to some grey areas in its implementation and compliance by the Federal Government.
He stated, “We, the people of the Niger Delta region, most especially the youth and elders, should appreciate and work together with the Office of the Special Adviser to President and Coordinator of PAP, Paul Boroh, and show confidence in his (Boroh’s) quest for the total implementation of the amnesty programme for the betterment of all.
“Though, some politicians may want to derail the said efforts of Boroh and cause unnecessary tension and distractions in the region, but we want to say that working together in synergy with the Federal Government should rather be considered by all.
“Boroh has shown some greater level of commitment in meeting up the mandate given to him with the recent payment of some debts being owed various institutions home and abroad while he is still working assiduously to offset all other outstanding payments.”
Wilson, therefore, called on all well-meaning stakeholders of the programme to continue in their confidence and support for the actualisation of the programme by the Federal Government through Boroh. – Punch
— May 23, 2016 @ 17:20 GMT