Ex-militant Warlord, High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo, Alias
Tompolo in an “Open Letter” on Tuesday adviced President Muhammadu Buhari to vow that he will not be deterred by persecution and state act
of terror against his person and communities in Ijaw land in the quest
for the emancipation of his people.
AUTHENTIC News Daily can report that Tompolo stated that the problem of environmental despoliation and degradation including political, economic, social injustice and inequalities arising out of the oil and gas explorations aided by the policies of the Federal Government of Nigeria still looms larger by the day.
Tompolo claimed that intimidation and threat is now employed to cow
Niger Deltans in the place of engagement and positive tangibles.
“As we mourn and remember our late patriarch, the Late Chief Thomas
Osen Ekpemupolo, we will seek justice to apprehend and hold
accountable the very soldiers responsible for his murder so that he
can finally rest in peace and his descendants can be fulfilled.”
Tompolo adviced President Muahammdu Buhari to turn a new leaf and seek
the true face of God who has given him a new lease of life just as he
accused him over the death of his father,High Chief Thomas Osen
Tompolo said, President Muhammadu Buahri now appreciates the value of
human life having been humbled by his recent experiences with ill
health, a reminder of the frailty and mortality of human existence.
Tompolo said,”God is the supreme arbiter of the universe and each and
every one of us cannot escape the karma of divine retribution.”“His
life has been saved while he orders the destruction of others.”
Tompolo noted that President Buhari seeks medical tourism and sojourn
in world class medical facilities in the UK while the bills were paid
with proceeds ultimately derived from crude oil and gas revenue in my
backyard, the mass of the Niger Delta people and Nigerians continue to
be denied access to basic health facilities.
He stated that the Nigerian Army under the directive of the President,
killed his father September 7, 2016 while in search of him in Kurutie
Community, Gbaramatu Kingdom.
Tompolo cried out saying, “Our father’s life was brutally cut short on
the orders of President Buhari by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. My
family has been painfully deprived of the love of its great
“The death of my father in the hands of the Federal Government of
Nigeria is in tradition of a long list of martyred Ijaws and Niger
Deltans who dare to ask for a better and equitable participation in
the management of the oil and gas wealth taken from our very ancestral
Tompolo stated that he has been marked as “State Enemy Number One” by
President Muahammadu Buahri’s regime because of his natural and open
association with his kinsman and former President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, in addition to his support
for Governor Seriake Dickson in the 2016 Bayelsa State Gubernatorial
election presumed as against the anointed APC candidate of the Federal
Government, Chief Timipre Sylva
Tompolo recalled that in the wake of renewed hostilities and
destruction of crude oil facilities by unknown persons in the Niger
Delta region last year, the powers that be now found an ample
opportunity to frame him on trumped up accusations and charges
stressing that, “Í subsequently I was falsely and maliciously accused
by the Federal Government of Nigeria as the brain behind the then
unrest. In furtherance of my persecution, I was accused by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of fraudulently
selling a stretch of land to the government for 13billon Naira.”
Tompolo said,” My bank accounts remain frozen on his orders thereby
financially incapacitating me from performing my natural obligations
as a father in paying my daughter and other dependants tuition fees
and sundry expenses in Nigeria while it is known that your children
have schooled or may still be in the process of schooling in highly
rated Universities in the United Kingdom (UK) surely with funds
derived from proceeds of the oil and gas resources in the Niger Delta.
Your public asset declaration puts you way beyond the near capacity to
have funded the education of your children in world class universities
in the United Kingdom and also provide the affluence and luxury that
they enjoy in the UK.