Presidency Begs Ex-Militants over Ultimatum, Tentative Agreement Reached

Special Adviser on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku

Information available to 247ureports.com through a source near the activities at the presidency indicate that the Presidency has bowed to the ultimatum issued by the ex-militants [Niger Delta] yesterday, August 12, 2012.

As gathered, the Special Adviser on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku who is the center of the ex-militants’ grieviance – was reported to be in Port Harcourt in Rivers State for a wedding at the time the Ex-Militants’ Communique was published at 247ureports.com. He was alerted of the new development – as he left Port Harcourt for Abuja.

Along the way to Abuja, Kuku placed a call to one of the Generals [ex-militant leader] pleading to musle-down on the ultimatum and the associated threat. Kuku promised to address their demands – and that there is “no need to further heat up the polity”.

Kuku dispatched a representative to Yenogua to meet with the ex-militants. The meeting, as 247ureports.com was informed, took place at about noon time. The details of the meeting are not available.

But it was certain the representative and the ex-militant reached a tentative gentleman agreement. The representative from the presidency made promises to heed to the demands of the ex-militants – while the ex-militants promised to musle-down on the threat of ‘total disorder’.

The representative is said to have returned to Abuja to brief the presidency on the meeting – and to facilitate the promises made to the ex-militants.

For the moment, the ex-militants have agreed to remain law abiding.

The ex-militants had issued an ultimatum to the presidency  – threatening total disorder. The declaration came after a meeting held on August 12, 2012 at Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State where six thousand one hundred and sixty six [6166] ex-militants attended.

The threat was contained in a communique signed by twelve [12] ex-militant Generals. According to the communique, “we the Six Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Six (6,166) ex-militant leaders are here to air out our burning grievances on the activities of the Special Adviser on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku not to escalate the present peace been enjoyed by the people of the Niger Delta region on issues that demands immediate answers of the amnesty programme because we don’t want to be part of the Bokoramic actions in this our great country”.

The group went on to give the Special Adviser to the President a one week ultimatum to respond to their demands or face the consequences. The group stated further in the communique that, “the Transition Safety Allowances (AST) which has long been paid to some leaders have not been paid to these six thousand one hundred and sixty-six members which was  agreed during the time of laying down our arms for the sake of peace and rapid development of the region. Expectedly, Hon. Kingsley Kuku will do well by calling on us to ensure our (leaders) two weeks entrepreneurs’ training outside Nigeria within this period as he (Kuku) has already made available for some ex-militant leaders who are set to travel out the country for their two week training this week”.

While thanking the Presidency and the leaders of the legislative arm of the federal government, the promised to remain law abiding citizens of the federal republic of Nigeria – should their ultimatum be met. It stated however that “if these ultimatums are not met, there will be total disorder right inside the amnesty office, Abuja. Therefore, we are calling on all concerned authorities to prevail on Hon. Kingsley Kuku to call us for the training exercise and the immediate payment of the Transition, Safety Allowances to the affected ex-generals. A stitch in time they say saves nine”.

See the communique below –

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX (6,166) EX-MILTANT LEADERS OF NIGER DELTA REGION ON THE 12TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2012 HELD IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE.

We wish to use this medium to thank Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President and Commander-in –Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Senate President and the Speaker of the Federal House of Representative for their day to day support on the Ex-militant Leaders of the Niger Delta region.

At this juncture, we the Six Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Six (6,166) ex-militant leaders are here to air out our burning grievances on the activities of the Special Adviser on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku not to escalate the present peace been enjoyed by the people of the Niger Delta region on issues that demands immediate answers of the amnesty programme because we don’t want to be part of the Bokoramic actions in this our great country.

Therefore, we the ex-militant leaders that comprise six thousand one hundred and Sixty Six (6,166) are calling on Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku to take note that we will not be patience for more than One (1) week from today being 12th August, 2012 to hear from him by calling on us to see how this ugly situation will be addressed without further delay.

Moreso, the Transition Safety Allowances (AST) which has long been paid to some leaders have not been paid to these six thousand one hundred and sixty-six members which was  agreed during the time of laying down our arms for the sake of peace and rapid development of the region. Expectedly, Hon. Kingsley Kuku will do well by calling on us to ensure our (leaders) two weeks entrepreneurs’ training outside Nigeria within this period as he (Kuku) has already made available for some ex-militant leaders who are set to travel out the country for their two week training this week.

Finally, we ever promised to be law abiding citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria if these ultimatum are not met, there will be total disorder right inside the amnesty office, Abuja. Therefore, we are calling on all concerned authorities to prevail on Hon. Kingsley Kuku to call us for the training exercise and the immediate payment of the Transition, Safety Allowances to the affected ex-generals. A stitch in time they say saves nine.

Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria! Long Live Amnesty Programme!! Long Live Ex-Militant Leaders!!!

For and on behalf of Ex-Militant Leaders, we are:

1. General Stephen

2. General Master Okoria

3. General Aso Tambo

4. General Passman Golukumor

5. General Olotu Wanemi

6. General Action Ekereama

7. General Salvation Rufus

8. General Bekelatei Okio

9. General Appeal Indiowou

10. General Jumbo Bruce

11. General Ebikeniye C.S.O

12. General Tom Bush

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