By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – The leadership of the Coalition of APC Youth Support Groups, South-south zone, has passed a vote of confidence on the coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Boro, urging him to sustain the various peace initiatives in the region.
Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, Chairman of the Coalition, Amb. Fubara Dagogo, who spoke on behalf of other stakeholders said the success stories recorded since Boro’s assumption of office made the young men and women in the South-south believe that with right people in leadership change is possible.
The group said under the current leadership of Gen. Boro, the Presidential Amnesty Programme has lived up to its essence of establishment, which is to “constructively resolving the conflicts in the Niger Delta region.”
Fubara, who is also the leader of APC South-south Youth Assembly, said the assessment of Gen. Boro to his group shows that his office has never discriminated against participants in the Amnesty programme despite his political inclination, which is a rare attribute of leaders.
The group encouraged Boro to derive strength from the current challenges facing his office and leadership of the amnesty programme as reason to meet up his milestone given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari, bearing in mind that success comes with challenges.
According to the group, Gen. Boro has successfully brought discipline into the administrative policy of the Amnesty programme by ensuring that repentant agitators are not only reformed but well prepared to take up leadership roles in the society, in such a way that will ensure development of the region and beyond.
“He should not be distracted but remain focused while reaching out to all the affected youths, communities, states and all the traditional rulers in the region.
“This assignment given to Gen. Paul Boro by Mr. President has proved that he (Boro) has the leadership capacity to turn things around if given more political opportunity in serving his people and the nation at large. We, the youth in South-south so much believe in his leadership style and humble nature and hereby call on him to make up his mind for an elective office in near future.
“We are also calling on other appointees in the region to emulate Gen. Paul Boro’s humility in leadership which we believe has paid up in living up to expectation in his current assignment.”