Tensions in the Niger-Delta has continued to ruse this morning as ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, has called a meeting of ex-generals of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND).
The meeting, to be held at Izon House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, is being convened by MEND leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo.
The Copy of the Invitation Letter Reads;
“My dearly beloved Commanders and Leaders of various wings of the Movement of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), I greet you all.
“It is my pleasure to humbly invite you to a very crucial and urgent meeting as follows:
Venue: Izon House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
“Date (of the meeting is) Saturday, July 25th, 2015. Time (is) 2pm Prompt,” concluded the letter, which was signed with Tompolo signing off with his traditional title – Izon Ibe-Ebidouwei of Izon nation.
when calls were put through to Tompolo; he said the meeting was to deliberate on recent developments in Nigeria as well as the fate of the Niger Delta region in the current political dispensation.
Speaking through his media aide, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, who did not divulge further detail about the meeting, said the MEND leaders would chart a path for the progress of the region.
Tompolo, a known supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was the founder of the deadly group that crippled oil production in the region from 2005.
However, investigation have revealed that the meeting may not be unconnected with plans of the ex-militants to revive the activities of MEND.