Abuja—Ex-agitators under the aegis of Refined Niger Delta Former Warlords have berated a former militant leader, Pastor Reuben Wilson for calling for the suspension of the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd).
It would be recalled that Wilson had in a statement called on the National Security Adviser to suspend Ndiomu as PAP boss and probe the circumstances surrounding the recent revelation that the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Mr. Joshua Maciver is not in PAP database.
He also alleged that Ndiomu is working towards stopping the APC in Bayelsa State from emerging victorious in the governorship polls slated for 11 November 2023.
According to him, Ndiomu’s claim that the APC deputy governorship candidate, Joshua Maciver, is not recognized as a beneficiary of the PAP is faulty.
But the ex-agitators in a statement signed by ‘General’ Goodboy Enewari said the call by Wilson, who is also an APC chieftain is not only misplaced but done out of personal interest.
The group alleged that Wilson is lobbying to head the Amnesty Office and is doing everything to discredit Ndiomu in the proverbial manner of calling a dog a bad name just to hang it.
According to the group, Wilson is using every means to get the attention of President Bola Tinubu, despite not making any meaningful impact in the emergence of the President in the last election.
The ex-agitators called on President Tinubu to ignore him, saying his antics are well known by the people of the Niger Delta.
The ex-agitators further urged the President to be careful of people like Wilson, who they believe will not in any way positively advance the course of his administration, especially in the region.
They also warned Wilson to stop further media attacks on Ndiomu but channel that effort to galvanize support for his party’s governorship candidate in Bayelsa to see if that can rescue the APC from its imminent defeat in the November 11 governorship election in the state.
“We know Pastor Reuben Wilson. He is only attacking Ndiomu because of his personal interest. He wants to be the next IA of the amnesty programme. He thinks if Ndiomu leaves he will be appointed. So he is busy lobbying.
“We use this statement to warn him to leave Ndiomu alone and face his party. We are proud of the giant achievements of Ndiomu since he assumed office and we will stand by him until the last day. He is indeed a very good man,” the statement added.