The group, Isoko Monitoring Group, (IMG), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, over the recent sack of his Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Paul Tarela Boroh.
In press statement signed by Omamoke Eribo, Secretary of IMG, and made available to newsmen in Warri, the group noted that although the sack of Mr. Boroh came a little too late, but was something of big joy and jubilation to the people of Isoko oil rich nation.
The group noted that the sacked Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme was instrumental to the none inclusion of the peace loving people of Isoko nation in the amnesty programme.
“Gen. Boroh vehemently refused to allow the Isoko people take part in the non-violent phase of the programme and on several occasions, all efforts made by the Isoko people to meet with Gen. Boroh were rebuffed.”
The group therefore support the Federal Government moves to immediately investigate all the allegations of corruption leveled against Boroh and if found wanting, he should be made to face the music.
According to IMG, “Boroh was not broad minded enough to handle the portfolio rather he carried on as if the Niger Delta is Ijaw and Ijaw is Niger Delta and other ethnic groups do not exist. Boroh, was a disappointment and a monumental failure as far as the programme was concerned. And this goes to show that no man remains in power forever.”
The group however congratulated the newly appointed Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Charles Quaker Dokubo, and called on him to as a matter of urgency and importance ensure the immediate inclusion of Isoko youths in the non-violent phase of the amnesty program.
They urged Dokubo not to fail in doing the needful that is expected of him, so as not to incur the wrath of Isoko Septuagenarian and Octogenarian women that prayed for Boroh that led to his sack.
It would be recalled that Tuesday last week, Mr. Paul Boroh was fired by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the former Niger Delta militants.