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Kuku, Mimiko bicker over alleged re-arming of ex-militants


THE Federal Government has been enjoined to call the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, to order over his activities in the riverine areas of Ondo State which are allegedly inimical to the October 20 Governorship election. Kuku who is Ijaw, hails from Ese-Odo in the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State.

The Mimiko Campaign yesterday alleged that the Presidential Adviser was using his position of overseeing the Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government to subvert the election in favour of his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Specifically, the MCO accused him of arming ex-militants some of whom have been brought from other adjoining Niger Delta states and were now being used to intimidate those perceived to be opposed to the candidature of the PDP’s standard bearer, Mr Olusola Oke and removing the names of those opposed to his agenda from the payroll.

Countering the allegation, Kuku asked the Ondo State government not to drag the amnesty programme into the politics of the state, that his good deeds were enough to attract votes for the PDP


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