Published On: Fri, Nov 11th, 2016

Amnesty Office will exit any beneficiary involved in electoral violence in Rivers State.

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The Presidential Amnesty Programme is saddened by the circle of violence cracking up Rivers State. This has become more pronounced as the re-run elections in the state take place on December 10, 2016.

Such violence portends danger to the electoral and governance system in the country. It also gravely undermines    the peace building efforts of  the Federal Government in the region.

The Amnesty Office appeals to politicians to keep the peace and leave out the beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme if they plan to foment crisis in the state.

The Amnesty Office specifically advises youths and ex-agitators not to allow themselves to be used as cannon fodders in the spiraling violence in the state.

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig General Paul Boroh (Rtd) warns beneficiaries of the Amnesty programme to steer clear of violence in the region and in the country. He emphasizes that any  beneficiary of the Amnesty Programme that takes part in any violent action should know that he would be violating the oath he took to end violence which earned him the Presidential Amnesty. As such, he warns that any beneficiary involved in violence, will be exited from  the Programme, his monthly stipend stopped and  will also be brought to book.

The Amnesty Coordinator appeals to all leaders of the ex-agitators to exercise control over the beneficiaries under their leadership and warns that where a leader is found to be complicit in violence, apart from him, his team may in addition, face sanctions.

Media & Communication Department

Presidntial Amnesty Programme.

 

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