Ex-militant leaders forum denies petition against amnesty boss

The chairman stated further, “If he (Dikio) wishes to, they can have their council meetings as a successor to the office.

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The Ex-Agitators Leadership Forum & Peace and Cultural Initiative Development has strongly denied the news making the rounds that there is a petition against the new amnesty boss, Col. Milland Dixion Dikio

 The Ex-Agitators Leadership Forum & Peace and Cultural Initiative Development has strongly denied the news making the rounds that there is a petition against the new amnesty boss, Col. Milland Dixion Dikio, over alleged misconduct and secret meeting with Kingsley Kuku, former amnesty coordinator, over the administration of the amnesty office. President Muhammadu Buhari had on August 27 announced the appointment of Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd.) as the Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Programme Office after sacking Prof. Charles Quarker Dokubo as the programme’s coordinator.
 
In a statement signed by Excel Toriomo, chairman of the forum, he said, “We did not accuse Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd.), Head of the Interim Management Committee of the Presidential Amnesty Programme of any misconduct or having a meeting with Kingsley Kuku, the former Amnesty Boss, over the administration of the Amnesty office.

“From the inception of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in 2009, there are only two groups – ex-militants/MEND and the Ex-Agitators Leadership Forum & Peace and Cultural Initiative Development Leadership.
“It is quite unfortunate that some groups and ex-militants from the nine states of the Niger Delta sent a politically-motivated protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged misconduct of the newly appointed head of Interim management Committee of the presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd) and alleged secret meetings with Kingsley Kuku.”
 
The chairman stated further, “If he (Dikio) wishes to, they can have their council meetings as a successor to the office. Our point is enough is enough, no more imposing coordinators on us. Politicians have failed us, civil servants have failed us, retired military officers have failed us, and even professors have failed us. Now, it is time to give the rightful owners of the programme to handle its affairs. We were doing very well with our followers before the inception of the Presidential Amnesty Program. 
 
“It is high time the agitators’ leadership took charge of the Amnesty programme. We are tired of political stooges, tired elites and retired military officers as they have all failed us by not doing the needful, only enriching themselves.”

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