Don’t scrap amnesty programme, ex-militants beg Buhari
Written by Taiwo Adediran on June 5, 2015
SAPELE—Niger Delta ex-militants, under the aegis of Justice Group, have said that their survival may be in grave danger, should President Muhammadu Buhari scrap the amnesty programme. Leader of the ex-militants, David Owhegbe, who spoke yesterday in Jesse, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, said:
“Since the government of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has completely failed us and the nation in general in its 16 years rule, we were already thanking God when the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration came with the change slogan.
“We felt that relief had come to the masses of Nigeria and we have now been liberated from the bondage of ill administration, until we started hearing of the issue of scrapping the amnesty. If President Muhammadu Buhari goes ahead to scrap the amnesty programme, it means majority of us will die from starvation.
“We beg the president not to scrap it because it will adversely affect us and our families.”