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Middle: The National Chairman of the Phase 2 Ex-Agitators of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Gen. Aso Tambo, Vice National Chairman, Gen. Collins Arigo, the Delta state Chapter of the Phade 2, Gen. Solomon Adu and other Ex-Agitators across the Nine Niger Delta states

By Etop Ekanem

The Niger Delta Ex-agitators, Phase 2 of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, yesterday congratulated the Deputy President of the Senate, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege for his role towards the award of the Surveillance Contract to Chief Government Ekpemukpolo aka Tompolo.

The Ex-agitators had also appealed to Chief Asari Dokunbo and others to sheathe their swords and embrace peace by coming to a round table discussion among the leaders of the ex-agitators for amicable settlement and good working relationship without any form of ranchor. 

In statement released by the National Chairman, Phase 2 of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Gen. Aso Tambo, National Vice Chairman, Gen. Collins Arigo and the Delta state Chairman, Gen. Solomon Adu, after elaborate meeting of the group held in Donrose Event Center, Ughelli, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state appealed to all aggrieved persons ceasefire.

The leaders in the statement, commended Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege for being instrumental to the award of the Surveillance contract and his recent assurance in a recent publication that the contract job will be evenly distributed, adding that no issue will arise from the surveillance contract if all leaders from different phases are well represented.

The statement reads in parts, “The surveillance contract job given to Tompolo came through Sen. Omo Agege, so we came together to exchange ideas and to appreciate Sen. Omo-Agege for the surveillance jobs contract to secure pipelines and to boost oil production in the region.

“If government has seen that the contract he has given to Tompolo is creating an issues, it is expected that the same government has to proffers solution to the problem, like I earlier said, giving the contract of securing oil pipeline to a single ex-agitator, the other ex-agitators must protest until it is amicably settled or shared among the Niger Delta states.

“But now that the contract has been awarded to Tompolo, what we should do now is to call on all ex-agitator leaders in the nine states of the region for peace talk and come up with a formula as the case may be to avoid this attacks and counter attacks.

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