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Owie hails S/South govs for dumping amnesty deal

By SIMON EBEGBULEM

FORMER Senate chief whip and leader of the Action Congress (AC) in Edo State, Senator Rowland Owie, has hailed the South South governors for pulling out of the Federal Government amnesty programme, saying that the Federal Government had exhibited “unseriousness” in solving the Niger Delta problem by its decision to go ahead with the establishment of the petroleum university in Kaduna.

Owie, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard in Benin City, yesterday, also called for the resignation of the petroleum minister, Alhaji Rilwan Lukman, saying that his policies so far were anti-Niger Delta.

According to him, “I congratulate the governors for backing out of the amnesty deal.

The PDP is not serious with finding peace in the Niger Delta. How will the Federal Government add salt to injury by going ahead with the so-called PTI in Kaduna and at the same time down grading PTI Warri. The Federal Government is inhuman and insensitive to the plight of the people.

“Why must the Federal Government deliberately want to drive the ship into the ocean? It is unexplainable. Above all, it is a shame that Lukman who ought to be enjoying his retirement has become a palace jester.”


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