Group condemns ex-militants protest in Abuja

A group on the aegis of Niger Delta Advocate for Peace, Good Governance and Anti Corruption Network, has distance itself from protest at the National Assembly, Abuja by some ex militants against the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme ,Maj Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd).

According to the group,the protesters are among those currently under investigation by the office of the National Security Adviser over their alleged role on the issue of multiple accounts tied to one Bank Verification Number BVN, which is a fraudulent and financial crime punishable under the law.

The National Coordinator of the Group,Gen. FiaweiI Pathfinder in a said this at an emergency meeting with the Deputy National Coordinator, Comrade Bekes Apere and National Secretary, Sir AK Peters.

According to a statement signed by Pathfinder and made available to journalists in Benin, the group said the protest was staged managed and fueled by enemies of the Presidential Amnesty programme who are bent on frustrating the good work the Interim Administrator.

“As ex militants leaders, stakeholders and advocate for the group, who are watchdogs and closely monitors the activities of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, NDDC and other federal Agencies initiated by the federal government in the region, we cannot fold our hands and allow fraudulent practices that has kept the program to a standstill in the region”

The group accused some prominent politicians with corrupt toga, from Bayelsa State as sponsors and brain behind of the protest and cheap blackmails in a bid to discredit the good works of the PAP Interim Administrator, who had embarked on a journey to respositioned, reorganized sanitized and transformed the programme for effective service delivery.

“Their intention was to take over the PAP office in order to syphon funds for their selfish interest and use same also fund their governorship ambition now that, the Bayelsa state governorship elections is around the corner.

The group called on the presidency, National Assembly and the public to ignore and disregard the protest, saying they have seen some reforms geared towards the betterment of all beneficiaries of the programme.

“We appeal to all well meaning Niger Deltans and Stakeholders to join hands with the Interim Administrator of PAP for the benefit of all indegines of the region”

“We join hands with other well meaning Niger Deltans particularly patriotic ex militant leaders to condemn in totality the kangaroo protest and gang up against the PAP Interim Administrator as the region had not witnessed such level of transformation of the amnesty Programme since it was created 13years ago”.

“And we will not allow PAP to derail because of the selfish interest of some misguided elements, and the group angrily warned those who are sending death threat messages to some of the top management staff of the PAP to desist from such criminal act henceforth or else we will be left with no option to declare war against them and join hands with the law enforcement agencies to fish them out from their criminal hideout.

The group warned that been an ex Militant with a pardon dose not give anyone the tenacity and the ordercity to threaten any Nigerian or give room for such criminal act, and if cut the law willo take is position, a word is enough for the wise” .

“We are also glad that a special education trust fund will soon be introduced with the aim of giving a proper attention to our children future in the region as it relates to education which is the foundation to the realization of a meaningful Development in the Niger Delta “.

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