The Niger Delta Coastal Areas Peace Movement (NDCAPM) has admonished the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal government to be wary of those who joined the party from PDP particularly in Delta state, saying that they will also move back to PDP in 2019 in the event that the APC loses the presidential election.
The group lamented that people like Chief Michael Johnny who has been at logger head with Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompole should be investigated over the bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta, asserting that some of them joined the APC so as to use it as a cover to rubbish Tompolo due to their personal interest.
In a statement signed by the National Coordinator of the group, Mr Tare Germany and its spokesman, Mr Akpodidekefiye Jones, it said “Chief Johnny has been trying to vilify Tompolo, but he should be asked if he is not Tompolo’s boy. Who made it possible for his present position (Chairman, Egbema/Gbaramatu Development Association) he is occupying today, was it not the same Tompolo he is destroying.
“Was Chief Johnny not in the PDP during the 2015 general elections? To the best of our knowledge, Chief Johnny worked for former President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 election. He only decamped to the APC because Dr Jonathan lost the election. And as one that has big eyes for money, he quickly joined the winning train, and now sees himself as APC faithful.
“We know him as a fair whether member of the APC; because if the APC lose the 2019 election, he will then decamp to the winning party. And the APC government should watch out for people like this. We wonder why the original members of the APC are taking him serious. A man that cannot go to his own town (Okerenkoko) again, as he has even sold the town to Itsekiri People?
“Is it not yet time for Chief Johnny to drag development from the presidency to the Niger Delta region like Tompolo did, as he even claim to be a leader from the region? He only know how to destroy, but do not know how to build. One of the problems we are having today in Nigeria is that everything is being politicized.
“So, he should be interrogated on this issue of bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta. If he not responsible then he should be left free but if he is he should be prosecuted because all these people are singing Tompolo’s name just because they are in APC and wants to rubbish his name which is unfair” it stated.