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Tompolo Gives 7-Days Ultimatum To Buhari, Akpabio To Constitue NDDC Board




Ex-militant leader, Govern­ment Ekpemupolo, alias Tom­polo, has thrown his weight behind the series of agitations brewing in the Niger Delta re­gion over failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to con­stitute a substantive board of the NDDC.

Tompolo, through a state­ment on Sunday issued the Federal Government a sev­en-day ultimatum to consti­tute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commis­sion (NDDC).

He said in the statement that he would no longer watch the Niger Delta region being deprived of its right under the guise of a forensic audit that has been used by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio to strangle the com­mission.

According to him, the de­lay in setting up a substantive board for the NDDC was a grand conspiracy against the Niger Delta by persons from the Presidency, National As­sembly as well as the Security Agencies.

The ex-militant leader, equally said that the failure of the presidency to inaugurate a substantive board was “an act of corruption as the peo­ple of the region have lost so much resources in the process of the so called forensic audit” ordered by President Buhari in 2019.

He warned that an unimag­inable thing, greater than the mass protest by Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) may happen in the coming days in the Niger Delta region if the presidency fails to constitute the NDDC board within seven days.

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