Former militant, Government “Tompolo” Ekpemupolo has said that leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Niger Delta are trying to implicate him in a bid to gain favour with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tompolo made the claim via a statement released by his media aide, Paul Bebenimibo.
The statement reads in part:
“These APC leaders have inundated Buhari and security agencies with unfounded information that Tompolo is preparing to fight the Federal Government by destroying pipelines and other oil facilities, whereas they are the ones planning to carry out such acts in order to portray themselves as patriotic party members to get appointments and contracts from the government and its agencies.”
“This is a disturbing development in Nigerian politics today. Most of these so called party faithful are not even happy with the performance of the President Buhari administration, particularly the appointment of party members to political positions, but they rather chose the issue of ‘Tompolo and EFCC’ to show faithfulness in the administration to get favour from the President. “Using someone’s predicament to get favour is evil and wicked. There are many topical issues in Nigeria today that are worthy of discussion.”
Tompolo’s statement was made after APC chieftain, Chief Frank Kokori urged him to come out and face his trial.
The former militant has been accused of and charged with money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) but he has refused to show up in court to face the charges.