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Ex-militants call for Mowarin’s sack from amnesty

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ABUJA- EX-MILITANTS under the auspices of the United Front for Ex-militants, UFE, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to sack the Head of Education, Major Kesiena Mowarin (retd), from the office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, based on some allegations on racketeering, profiteering and fraud.

The statement which was signed by the spokesperson of the group, Kiagbodo Jerome, after a meeting held by some notable leaders of ex-militants in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, levelled the allegations against Mowarin.

According to the statement, the decision and demand for the sack of the amnesty official in question was based on their review of activities of the amnesty office, particularly as it concerns the appointment of Prof. Charles Dokubo, as new coordinator.

The ex-militants in the statement also accused him of amassing wealth at the detriment of the original ex-militants, Mowarin has already upped his game on the resumption of the newly appointed helmsman and has stampeded the system to make him the Chief of Staff to the coordinator to enable him do more havoc to the agency.

They even issued a 7-day ultimatum threat to attack oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region if the federal government refuses to sack him.

The statement reads in part: “We applaud the appointment of a new coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, and we pledge to work with him. However, Mowarin whom we know as the agent of fraud in that office must be removed.

“He sells amnesty slots like a market woman who sells beans. It follows that Mowarin shouldn’t only be sacked but his activities over the years in that office must be thoroughly investigated and brought to book if found wanting.

“His nationality must also be prodded into by the FG because we have it on good authority that Mowarin is a foreign national fronting for a cabal in high places. He is an impersonator of a Niger Delta name whereas he cannot speak or write in any language of the Delta region.

“We are ready to disrupt crude oil production activities in the region if this rogue is not removed and on time too. Our group is a peace loving one and we owe it a duty to support the current leadership without Mowarin.”

“Our silence and maintenance of peace in the region should not be taken for granted. If a soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin but he who causes the darkness.”

They added that gone were the days ex-militants stayed aloof and watch a “bunch of questionable characters, thieves…” turn the amnesty office to their ATM leaving the beneficiaries of that office to die in avoidable poverty.

They also disclosed that before the expiration of their 7 days ultimatum to attack oil and gas facilities in the creeks of the region they will go on a peaceful rally to Aso Villa, National Assembly and the Presidential Amnesty Office, before things get out of hands.

Meanwhile, in his response to the allegations Mowarin described them as fictitious and rubbish, noting that the issues being raised against him are already in the hands of security agents who are carrying out extensive investigation on them.

He said: “All those things have been directed to investigating agencies. They are already on them.

“That’s why l laughed, it’s nothing new. There is nothing to hear from me, the investigating agencies are on top of them. You are free to publish, go ahead, they have published so many things already.

“You are free to go ahead and publish your own. I have nothing to comment on them. They are fictitious and rubbish. It’s better the investigating agencies do their work.

“That is the only true justification a man can get, not hearsay or what is printed in the media. I rather leave it like that. I really appreciate your reaching me. Thank you for that. God bless you.”

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