OMG! Read Tompolo’s letter to President Buhari (unedited)


    His Excellency,
    Muhammadu Buhari,
    President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,
    State House, Abuja.
    I wish to inform you that it has come to my knowledge that the leader of your party and Governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, in Bayelsa and a few young men from Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, who joined the party from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after the 2015 presidential election are hell-bent on linking me to the renewed vandalization of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region to smear my name.
    They are doing this in connivance with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC lawyer, who is also a member of your party and is at the forefront of prosecuting me because I refused to buy property from him.
    The crux of this letter is to let you know them and to say that they are mischievous, desperate, pretentious, manipulative and therefore, do not share the same vision and mission with you, as well as that do not believe in good governance.
    I will briefly tell you some of their antecedents in this letter. The leader of your party in Bayelsa State approached me shortly after my meeting with you and plead for him to be appointed as Special Adviser, SA and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, which I refused to do because of his antecedents.
    It was thereafter he forced his way into the governorship election of the state, which almost tore the state apart with violence, beginning with the party primaries in which he demonstrated a high level of desperation as was recounted by the chairman of the committee and Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole.
    As for the members of the party from my Local Government Area, Warri South West, they have been involved in illegal activities over the years, which I have been fighting against because of my love for the country. They know me as a no-nonsense person.
    There is this particular one from the same Gbaramatu kingdom with me that has sworn to kill me because I refused to manipulate the ascension to our traditional stool in his favour when he was not even qualified for it. Therefore, he looks for any opportunity to deal with me.
    As for the EFCC lawyer, he approached me some years back that I should come to Abuja and Lagos to buy some choice property worth billions of naira from him. I told him that I did not have such money to buy property. Besides, I was not interested in owning property in Abuja and Lagos, except in my village.
    Since then, he has been looking for any opportunity to drag me into matters I do not know anything about; this is one of the reasons that I have not appeared in the court because he is not qualified to prosecute me.
    The truth of the matter is that I do not know anything about the 34 billion naira EFCC is talking about; first, it was 13 billion naira issue, now it is 34 billion naira.
    I am not a signatory to any of the companies mentioned in the said 34 billion naira case, so I do not know where this one is coming from. I know that God in His infinite mercies will see me through in this critical moment.
    Thanks and God bless.
    Yours faithfully,
    High Chief Government Ekpemupolo
    The Ibe-ebidouwei of Ijaw Nation”



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