- Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has denied reports that he had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection bid
- The former militant said his father was killed by Buhari’s military in 2015 and up till now, the president has not apologized
- Tompolo urged the president and the general public to disregard the news which he referred to as ‘purely fake news’
Former militant, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, has denied reports that he had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.
According to Sahara Reporters, in a statement signed by his media adviser and consultant, Paul Bebenimibo, Tompolo said he was not aware of any such endorsement coordinated by another former militant leader, Ebikabowei Victor Ben aka Boyloaf.
Legit.ng gathers that Tompolo said he had not been in touch with Boyleaf in four years.
The statement read: “It must be pointed out that Tompolo has not been in touch with Boyloaf since 2015. Tompolo is not into endorsement politics.
“Tompolo is presently troubled with the way and manner his kinsmen in Gbaramatu Kingdom are being harassed and intimidated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s military on a daily basis.
“This same military harassed, brutalised and killed his father, Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, in 2015, and up till now, President Buhari has not made any statement by way of apology to him.
“And so, what will be the reason for Tompolo to endorse him? To further kill his kinsmen? Tompolo has been in agony since 2015, as the present government is after him for unsubstantiated allegations of corruption.
“It is not true that Tompolo is part of those who are set to endorse President Buhari in Port Harcourt. Therefore, President Buhari and the general public should disregard the news as it is purely fake news.”
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that some former agitators in the Niger Delta region were allegedly set to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.
A source reportedly stated that the ex-militants were expected to endorse Buhari’s second term bid at a press conference to be addressed by Victor Ebikabowei aka Boyloaf, in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 13.
Some of the ex-militants who were allegedly said to be backing the endorsement include Boyloaf, Tompolo, Ateke Tom, Bibrope Ajube and Farah Dagogo.
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