The Niger Delta Advocate for Peace, Good Governance and Anti -Corruption Network has appealed to all well-meaning Niger Deltans and stakeholders in the region to join hands with the interim administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Maj. Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu (Rtd), to take the scheme to an enviable greater height.
The group also urged the public to ignore and disregard the recent protest organized against the interim administrator.
The national coordinator of the group, General Faiwei Pathfinder and Bekes Apere, national secretary, in a statement on Friday frowned on the protesters describing their action as inhuman callous, diminishing and provocative.
According to the group, the protesters under the guise of ex militants are among those currently undergoing serious 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.
The group accused some prominent politicians from Bayelsa state as sponsors and brain behind the recent protest against the PAP interim administrator.
The statement read “We appeal to all well-meaning Niger Deltans and stakeholders to join hands with the interim administrator of the presidential amnesty programme, major general Barry Tariye Ndiomu rtd, to take the scheme to an enviable height for the benefit of all Niger Deltans.
“Therefore we urge the general public, the presidency and the National Assembly to ignore and disregard the so-called nefarious staged managed, sponsored kangaroo protest by some ex militants. They are disgruntled elements who are involved in multiple accounts tied to one BVN.
“We wish to reiterate our support for the investigation and throw our full weight, and pledge our unflinching support to the interim administrator.
“As ex-militants leaders, stakeholders and advocate for peace, good governance and anti-corruption crusaders who are watchdogs and closely monitors the activities of the presidential amnesty programme, we cannot fold our hands and allow fraudulent practices that has kept the programme to standstill.
“It is on record that since Major General Barry Tariye Ndiomu (Rtd.) took over the helm of affairs of the PAP, we have seen some reforms that are mind blowing geared towards the betterment of all beneficiaries.
“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.
“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 has not witnessed such level of transformation since it was created 13 years ago.
“We will not allow PAP to derail because of the selfish interest of some misguided elements. The statement concluded.
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