- Two groups have called for the suspension of the coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme
- In a statement signed by the groups, Paul Boroh was asked to step aside because of allegations of misconduct against his office
- According to the groups, his suspension would pave way for proper investigation into the allegations
A Niger Delta group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Paul Boroh, to step aside or a mass action will be carried out against the office.
The group, Niger Delta Emancipation (NDE) in collaboration with Northern Youth Council (NYC) on Friday, February 16, said Boroh should be given 14 days to step aside as the coordinator of the programme.
In a statement signed by Sani Sa’idu Jimetta , the president of the NYC and Jude Tamuno, the coordinator of the NDE, the group jointly said that Boroh should be suspended pending investigation on allegations of names replaced in the programme.
The groups demanded: "That President Buhari must order the stepping aside of Brigadier General Paul Boroh within 14 days or we will massively order for immediate mass action within stipulated time."
The two groups also said that Boroh's suspension would pave way for proper investigation into the allegations levelled against his office.
"Nigerians are expecting to get the answers to allegations bothering thousands of names being replaced in the program, collaboration with contractors, money for job allegations and the ramour of freezing of bank account of General Boroh associates by relevant agencies of the government.
"Some of these pockets of criminality cannot be going on in a government championing anti-corruptions in the continent hence president must act immediately or make Nigerians agree that oppositions are only the target of corruption war.
"Corruption in government multiples poverty causing high rate of unemployment thereby compound insecurity and give bad image to our country hence all hands must be on board to kick corrupt leaders out of the system.
"This is also the test to President Buhari's commitment towards war against draft and mismanagement in our country," the groups said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the leadership of the Coalition of APC Youth Support Groups, south-south zone, had passed a vote of confidence on Boroh.
The coalition said the success stories recorded very fast since Boro's assumption of office made the young men and women in the south-south believe that with the right people in leadership, change is possible.
The group said under the current leadership of Boroh, the Presidential Amnesty Programme has lived up to it essence of establishment, which is to “constructively resolving the conflicts in the Niger Delta region.”
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