The Niger Delta Ex-Agitators Forum NDEAF. on Sunday 17th May 2021, called off the proposed protest over what they described as gross neglect of the Phase Three Leaders, by the Interim administration of the Presidential Amnesty program under the leadership of Col. Milland Dixon Dikio Rtd..
The Forum made the announcement of the calling off of their proposed protest, which was earlier scheduled for May 18th 2021. Via a press statement jointly signed by General Ogidigba Godstime,the Spokesman of the Group, General Prince Efe ,the Chairman Planning Committee and seven others of the Generals from Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State respectively. Which are Gen. Able Showman ( Edo State ), Gen. Birinumughan Jesse ( Delta State ), Gen. Aboy Brown ( Ondo State ), Gen. Godgift Igoli ( Akwa Ibom State ), Gen. Oloye Ofovwei Clement ( Delta State ), Gen. Kenneth Kpea ( Rivers State ) and Gen. Whoknows Tomorrow ( Bayelsa State ). Of which a copy was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
In the statement, the Phase Three Leaders hinted that, their decision to call off the supposed protest was reached as a result of the swift intervention of the Delta State Government, The Department Of State Services DSS, and other critical Stakeholders in the region. Who beckoned on them to halt their planned protest, as the key issues raised by them will be addressed immediately within two weeks.
While expressing their confidence, the Phase Three Leaders warned that any attempt by the Interim administration to play any form of politics with their demands, will result to them carrying out something worse than their earlier planned protest.
The Forum also in the statement thanked the Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the DSS and every other Stakeholder. Who waded into the situation, thereby prevailing on the Interim administration to without delay make moves in addressing their demands.
The group also appreciated the Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor On Security, Hon. Daniel Pere Ezekiel. For his immerse contribution in prevailing on the group to halt their planned protest,and for jointly reaching out to the appropriate authorities to urgently broker a truce over the critical issues raised in their protest notification.
The statement reads in detail.
“We the Phase Three Leaders of the Presidential Amnesty program, wish to use this medium to announce the calling off of our proposed protest, which was conceived as a result of the gross neglect of the Phase Three Leaders, by the interim administration of the Presidential Amnesty program”.
“We are using this avenue to state that, our decision to call off the protest was not as a result of lack of might or capacity. Rather, it was as a result of the swift intervention of the Delta State Government, the DSS and several other critical Stakeholders in the Niger Delta Region. Who reached out to us and initiated moves to engage the Amnesty Board in addressing our yearnings.
We want to once again, reiterate that, the Phase Three Leaders of the Presidential Amnesty program. has been neglected since the inception of the interim administration headed by Milland Dikio and we have been deprived of all benefits accrueable to us.
It was on this premise, we the Phase Three Leaders decided to Carryout our earlier planned protest that in order to correct the anomalies and accord us the necessary courtesy we deserve.