Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

Boch News

We Report as it is

PAP: Ex-Militants Threaten Another Showdown If . . .

2 min read
Share this story

The country may witness another cut down in economic activities as ex-agitators under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) vowed on Friday to return to the creeks in a renewed campaign against oil and gas facilities if the presidency implements the recommendations of the PAP panel.

The ex-militants made their position known during a press briefing at Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. They added that the federal government should be ready for the implications of such actions if it goes ahead with the recommendation.

Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the aggrieved ex-militants, self-styled Gen. John Government disclosed that whatever will stop the amnesty programme will only succeed when the oil in the Niger Delta region stops flowing.

Gen. Government who was granted amnesty under phase III of the amnesty programme hinted that he and other leaders of phase I and II have already deployed “soldiers” in the region awaiting their strike order.

According to him, “The oil we have belong to the Niger Delta people and the amnesty programme has helped to calm our youths. Any attempt to stop the programme is like saying the beneficiaries should go back to the creeks.”

He further berated current governors of the region for not speaking up on behalf of the region, adding that unlike their predecessors who fought had for the region even in the midst of threat and intimidation but the current Governors are afraid to speak to power for their people, he quipped.

He said. “All our governors except Governor Wike of Rivers State who is speaking on behalf of the region, the others have failed our people. The oil they are using to develop the north is from the region, almost all the oil blocks are allocated to the north, which in itself is inciting, and they are planning to stop the meagre benefit to the youth.

“Stopping the Presidential Amnesty Programme will trigger youth restiveness in the region and once that happens, the federal government should be ready for the consequences.”


Share this story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2020 CHIMARIK GROUP LIMITED. All rights reserved.
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)