Tompolo, other former agitators reportedly to endorse Buhari for another term

Tompolo, other former agitators reportedly to endorse Buhari for another term

- Some former agitators are expected to endorse the second term ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari at a press conference in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 13

- Those among the ex-militants said to be backing the endorsement include Boyloaf, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo among others

- One of the ex-agitators, Boyloaf, states that the ex-militant leaders are now cooperating under the aegis of Peace Ambassadors of the Niger Delta with a view to addressing the challenges facing the region

Some former agitators in the Niger Delta region are reportedly set to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.

Premium Times, citing, a source reports that the ex-militants are expected to endorse Buhari’s second term bid at a press conference to be addressed by Victor Ebikabowei, also known as General Boyloaf, in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 13.

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The newspaper stated that some of the ex-militants said to backing the endorsement include Boyloaf, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, who is wanted by EFCC over allegations of money laundering; Ateke Tom, now a traditional ruler; Bibrope Ajube, also known as General Shoot-at-Sight; and Farah Dagogo, who is the PDP candidate for the Bonny/Degema federal constituency election.

Boyloaf in a statement reportedly stated that the ex-militant leaders were now cooperating under the aegis of Peace Ambassadors of the Niger Delta, with a view to addressing the challenges facing the region.

“In spite of the tense beginning and moments we have had with the current administration following his defeat of our brother Goodluck Jonathan, we have formed a new partnership for the Niger Delta and have seen a deep-seated commitment to addressing the issues that we in the region are facing, the statement from Boyloaf read.

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“We have to give special credit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for painstakingly leading the engagements in the Niger Delta and assuring us of his plans.”

The source told Premium Times that in the Niger Delta, these ex-militants had an influence on affairs in the region.

Meanwhile, the ambition of the Atiku Abubakar, flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received a boost with the decision of two presidential candidates to drop their bid for the presidency and support his candidature ahead of the election.

Legit.ng learnt that the two presidential candidates are Nicolas Felix and Barrister Chuks Nwachukwu of the Peoples Coalition Party (PCP) and the All Grassroots Alliance (AGA) respectively.

The reportedly announced their endorsement of Atiku at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, February 12, just days to the presidential election.

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