By Binebai Princewill 

Grand commander of the present day Niger Delta struggle for resource control and self determination, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo yesterday received in audience members and leaders of the revered Delta Ijaw Comrade Community (DICC) at Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report Tompolo had in his speech recognized the Delta Ijaw Comrade Community as critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta struggle, stressing that the group and its members have progressively wielded their pen for the betterment of Ijaw Nation, Niger Delta and Nigeria at large.However, the Niger Delta leader had urged Niger Deltans to be calm and patient with him as he will never renege in his quest to see a better Niger Delta, stressing that stakeholders should cooperate with the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure the sustenance of peace and support the Government’s drive to clear the region on environmental degradation. He noted that youths and people of the Niger Delta must always be seen to be doing the right thing, adding that he will always stand to defend and to doing the right things, stressing that he will continue to survive because he will only be doing the right things. Speaking further, the generalismo of the Niger Delta struggle, Tompolo had admonished youths to always engage in productive ventures that will add value to the Niger Delta region. He noted that the cooperation of all stakeholders in the region in ensuring that the pipelines are properly secured is very important. Earlier, In his speech, President general of the Delta Ijaw Comrade Community (DICC), Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill had appreciated Tompolo for his age long sacrifices in the Niger Delta, stressing that DICC under his leadership is proud of him and would always commend him for the good things that he has been doing. 
Nevertheless, Binebai had maintained that the Comrade Community is housing Ijaw comrades, activists, some media houses and other dogged personalities that are of Delta extraction. 
Binebai who led the DICC delegation  had also lauded Tompolo for the stakeholders meeting in Niger Delta that have also included the Delta Ijaw Comrade Community (DICC).

While addressing the press after the meeting, Princewill had also appreciated High Chief Kestin Pondi for facilitating the meeting, stressing that the group will owe him in high esteem. On his part, former president of DICC, Comr. Austin Ozobo had also appealed to Tompolo to carry Ijaw media houses along in making them national papers, he also presented the Water Resource bill as an inimical bill to Niger Deltans that should be resisted. In his concluding remark, Tompolo had promised to reconvene another meeting between the Comrade Community and him for a more robust discussion, adding that everyone should return and work for the betterment of Niger Delta. On her part, Vice President of NUIS had also decried the high level of havoc illegal bunkering has caused to youths that are supposed to be in school, stressing that NUIS intends to carry out a sensitization programme along this regard, appealing that the support of Tompolo will be very important in achieving the success of the programme. 

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