By Our Correspondent
Niger Delta Integrity Group, NDIG has decried with utmost dismay, a fictitious, faceless and non-existent “Elders” and “Traditional Rulers” in the Niger Delta region, who are calling for the suspension of the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP.
In a statement signed by the Convener, NDIG, Dr. Boma Horsfall, noted that not only is the act of these elements disgraceful, they are also not known, whether as Elders, Traditional Rulers, or as Ex-Agitators captured in the database of the PAP.
According to the group, among other nefarious allegations of the group, the shameful claim that the signature of late Professor Charles Dokubo was forged by the current PAP administration to backdate contract award letters to contractors, is a lie from the pit of hell and must be ignored.
”The group allegedly led by one former General Boma Inewariku, Gabriel Atumani Victor and James Ebiaredei Collins, should bear in mind that His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and the National Security Adviser, Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) are too busy with the important task of fixing the country, and as such, may not have time to look at their frivolous petitions, let alone consider it.
”We have it on good authority that these faceless groups are acting out of frustration, because the new PAP administration which upholds a high level of integrity, has blocked all loopholes from where they get free monies for contracts not executed.
‘‘Since he came on board as Interim Administrator of the PAP, Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd) has initiated strategic processes to ensure that the Programme fulfil its mandate. His early track records speaks volumes, and remains unmatched’’ the statement reads.
NDIG however called on Niger Deltans and Nigerians at large to disregard their claims noting that they are empty and baseless and also caution the fake Elders and Traditional Rulers to desist from spreading falsehood about Gen Ndiomu.
‘‘Their antics are mere ploys to gain attention and swindle monies from the PAP.
‘‘We hereby caution the fake Elders and Traditional Rulers to desist from spreading falsehood about a man who Niger Delta youths consider a gift to the PAP.
‘‘We urge General Ndiomu to remain focused on his mandate, and not be distracted by these sponsored lies. We also urge President Buhari and the NSA to direct appropriate authorities to invite them for questioning’’ NDIG said.