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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tompolo: Niger Delta Group Gives Buhari, APC Stern Warning

The Niger Deltan Patriotic Alliance (NPDA) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress to desist from what it called “the harassment” of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo, Vanguard reports.
The Niger Deltan Patriotic Alliance (NPDA) has told the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress to stop harassing Tompolo.

The group’s spokesman, Offiong Udo, who addressed journalists
in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Thursday, January 21, said: “the APC-led administration must realize that it cannot fight everybody at the same time.”
Udo said: “Just as we witnessed between 1983 and 1984, our nation is fast disintegrating into a lawless era of arbitrariness and cluelessness powered by an abysmally weak grasp of what it takes to govern a nation in the modern era.
“It is extremely fool-hardy to be stuck with Boko Haram in the North-East while opening up new fronts with IPOB, MASSOB, Shiites, Yoruba elders and now Niger Deltan militants at the same time. Finally, those who claim to be best suited to rule have now exposed themselves as too provincially minded for the challenges of the modern world.

“The present administration appears clueless, just staggering from one missed step to another, utterly incapable of turning around our impending economic woes, and instead, pretending it is doing something by pushing our country into a frightening quagmire of national crisis by fighting everyone that does not agree with it.”
The recent attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest Tompolo over alleged N34 billion Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) fraud was also 
Tompolo recently wrote  to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is not guilty of the allegations leveled against him.
Meanwhile, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the recent arrest and trial of its publicity secretary, Olisah Metuh, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as an attempt by All Progressive Congress (APC) to silent opposition parties in Nigeria.