Ex-Militant leaders from the nine States of the Niger Delta region have lauded the President Mohammed Buhari and Babagana Monguno,National Security Adviser over the suspension of Professor Charles Dokubo, coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the Niger Delta.
Ex-militant leaders under the aegis of the Leadership,Peace and Cultural Development Initiative(LPCDI) said the sack of Professor Charles Dokubo has shown that the NSA has the interest of the Amnesty programme at heart and offer to support him at anytime the needs rises .
The LCPDI, In a statement issued in Yenagoa and signed by its President, Clifford Reuben, aka Pastor Reuben , the ex-agitators passed a vote of confidence on Babagana Moguno and urging him to have an audience with them so as to lend their advice on the best way to rejig the programme to its original intent .
“ we want to assure you of our total support on the success of the Amnesty and that we can bring an end to all acrimony surrounding fictitious groups and criminal elements that are always dragging the programme backward for selfish gains because as it stands now nobody can handle the programme without involving the critical stakeholders who understand the programme from the onset. ”
Now that President Buhari has finally listened to the voice of reason and put a stop to the threat against the existing peace in the region, ‘we thank God that those days when Amnesty office and the budgeted funds meant for ex-militants are adverted are over by involving ex militant leaders who were in Niger Delta struggle and understand the problems of the youths of the region.’
Lastly, it is germane that the new Amnesty office should be presided over by those that will not rubbish the achievement recorded by the President Buhari administration in the Niger Delta and also we are ready to work and give the committee all necessary assistance.”