By Onozure Dania
Ex-agitators and militants have thrown their weight behind the leadership qualities of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, for reorganising the Amnesty Programme in line with its core mandate.
National Leader of Niger Delta Peace Awareness Movement, Alhaji Harmony Awo and former militant leader, Reuben Nania, of Ogbia Agba Camp also commended Chief Selky Torghedi for emerging Chairman of all ex- militants and agitators in the Niger Delta region, saying his efforts in promoting peace had paid off.
The duo noted that Professor Dokubo had brought his wealth of experience as a conflict resolution expert to bear in the Amnesty Office which has further endeared him to the people.
They noted that the Amnesty Programme hasimpetusbreath since the appointment of Dokubo, adding that he had repositioned the programme which was already derailing.
According to them Chief Torghedi will help to further stabilise the existing peace in the region being a former militant leader now overseeing the affairs of all ex agitators and militants as chairman.
Alhaji Awo and General Nania urged all ex agitators and militants to rally round their new chairman and support him in his quest to bring the issues of their welfare to the front burner, timely payment of stipends and a solid link between them and the Amnesty Office and the Federal Government.