TICKER: Ex-militants allege nonpayment of election largesse

Ex-militants who claimed to be in the third phase of the Western Delta Wing of the Federal Government Amnesty Programme on Friday alleged that the amnesty office in Ondo State did not pay them the money they were promised for their involvement in the last governorship election in the state.

They alleged that the Special Adviser to the President on Niger-Delta who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, had yet to pay them the N100m which he pledged for the poll.

The Public Relations Officer of the group, Mr. Appelle Oweikimi, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Akure, said his members carried out the specific instructions of the presidential aide on the election diligently.

Specifically, Oweikimi alleged that they worked for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olusola Oke, throughout the period of the election.

He said, “Even though we are not members of any political party, we attended all rallies of the PDP to give our support and solidarity at all times, including providing unconventional security cover to PDP leaders.

“We were asked to register a minimum of 200 persons under each of the 10 newly crowned ‘Generals’ just before the election so as to enable us to collect our entitlements before the Oct. 26, 2012.”
– The Punch

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