Surveillance: Women Leader Tobusi Defend Tompolo, Describes Rita Lori As Ethnic Bigot

By John Osundu 

National Women Leader of the revered Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Comr. Tina Tobusi has defended former leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo against Chief Mrs. Rita-Lori Ogbebor who had made a remark over the pipeline surveillance security contract awarded to Tompolo by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

The IYC national women leader had particularly described Chief Mrs. Rita-Lori Ogbebor as an ethnic bigot who is not a stakeholder in the Niger Delta region with no stake to talk on who the Federal Government of Nigeria should award a pipeline surveillance security contract to or not. 

Tobusi made the remark yesterday via a press statement she personally signed and issued to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide. 

Comr. Tina had in the statement noted that she did not expect such remark from Chief Mrs Rita Lori, adding that Lori should  have known better that Tompolo is not the only one that was given a pipeline security contract by the federal government of Nigeria in Niger Delta. 

She also asserted that it is surprising that Chief Mrs Rita Lori would skip her King, the Olu of Warri who is the Chairman of Ocean Marine that has the major part of the pipeline surveillance security contract but would rather talk on the paultry Tompolo’s contract because he is an Ijaw man and she is an Itsekiri. 

“People like Chief Mrs Rita Lori Ogbebor should bury their heads in shame for hiding under the umbrella of ethnic jingoism and pretending to be national figures. 

“The truth be told, what has Chief Mrs. Rita-Lori Ogbebor done for Niger Delta and Nigeria as a whole that is making her to talk with so much pride and arrogance. Her entire existence is for her family and her Itsekiri nation. She must stop to incite one Ijaw son against the other. 

“Gone are those days when people will come to the media and begin to talk without having a commensurable response. People should learn to respect themselves ” The statement added. 

Meanwhile, the IYC women leader had called on President Muhammadu Buhari and other relevant stakeholders to completely ignore Chief Mrs Rita Lori and her claims, stressing that she is nothing but a trouble maker and should be watched as a woman that is jealous of Tompolo’s contract.

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