From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
Ex-militant leader, Stephen Ebisinte has flayed the alleged leadership failure by Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) on the Amnesty Programme, saying that under his leadership, the entire programme allegedly collapsed.
The ex-militant leader, currently the National President, phase 2 of the Amnesty Programme, who spoke to journalists yesterday in Burutu, also condemned in strong terms the Federal Government’s deployment of heavy military hardwares, and soldiers to the Niger-Delta region to combat agitators who have threatened to resume hostilities over perceived insincerity on the part of government to attend the demands presented to it by the Pan Niger-Delta Forum (PANDEF).
He said: “Boroh leadership has no good vision for the Niger-Delta region and beneficiaries of the programme which is evidence since his assumption of office”, and called on the Federal Government to without delay attend to issues as contained in the 16-point demand of PANDEF for the wellbeing of the region.
He noted that the government’s fire for fire approach on every critical issues affecting the region, was not in the best interest of the nation, adding that it should be reviewed. He said: “Deployment of military hardwares/soldiers to the Niger-Delta region with the aim of stemming the tide of rising tension in the region, was not well thought out, and also not in the interest of the nation, and her economic, the FG should have a rethink, review it and explore a better approach to douse the rising tension”.