Ex-militants in Ondo State have called on the Presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and that of the Labour Paty, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, to toe the path of peace, by supporting President Bola Tinubu in actualising the renewed Hope agenda designed to reposition the economic fortune of Nigeria and Nigerians.
Making the call while speaking at a press briefing in Akure, the leader of the Ondo ex-militants, Akogun Job Omotuwa, said that last week’s Supreme Court’s judgment was a testament that Nigerians voted for Tinubu.
Omotuwa however appealed to the President to give a pipeline surveillance contract in the South west coastline to the Niger Delta Coastline Vanguard.
According to him, decentralization of the pipeline surveillance contract would produce effective service delivery and expected results in the oil and gas industry in the country.
The ex-militant leader noted that ex-militants in the Southwest were yet to be integrated into the Presidential Amnesty Program.
“Your Excellency will recall that our group was engaged by the Federal government of Nigeria in collaboration with the Ondo State government in 2017 under the administration of former president Muhammadu Buhari for disarmament.
“After a robust discussion, we believed there was no alternative to peace and we decided to follow the path of peace by dropping all our arms and ammunitions to ensure peaceful co-existence in the Niger Delta region of Ondo State. Unfortunately, the Federal Government failed their part of the agreement based on their refusal to integrate our group into the presidential amnesty program (PAP).
“We have chosen to follow the path of peace and we will continue to canvass peace to collaborate with all the security agencies to ensure adequate security and peaceful co-existence in the Niger Delta region and Nigeria at large.”