A chieftain of Ijaw Youth Council, (IYC) and a candidate, aspiring for the position of Secretary general in the Council’s 2020 elections, Hon. Frank Pukon has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to end his unsavory manhunts against High Chief Government Ekpemupolo and also unfroze his bank accounts and sets aside the bench warrants placed on him for being innoncent of all the allegations leveled against him and for the interest of outright peace in the region.
Speaking with newsmen in Warri, Pukon said Niger Deltans were angry over such prolonged manhunt against Tompolo by the Federal Government and that such government actions were inimical as it indirectly affects the development of the entire Niger Delta region.
The activist commended Tompolo for his selfless committements and unalloyed sacrifices for Ijaw nation and Niger Delta region.
He assured him of Niger Delta Youths support and promised to stand by him till the end of his travails.
Pukon added that Nigerian Government would gain more for pursuing peace with Tompolo than creating a tense atmosphere in the region and that more development would strive when the Government decided to make peace with stakeholders in the region.
In his words: “we cannot be at rest and be peaceful when Tompolo, our father and leader’s life is under threat. We cannot be mute when our leader is not at peace. If we are not worry over it, it means we are bad children. You can’t tend to be a friend to the children and hate the father, such is an act of back stabbing. We will not sleep until we see Tompolo, our father and our leader is at peace with the Government”.
Pukon begged Federal Government to lift the manhunt against Tompolo and as well quashed his arrest warrant and unfroze his bank accounts being freezed to prepare a good ground for the awaited peace dialogue between the Federal Government and Niger Delta region.