Former militant and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. Tompolo, on Thursday replied former defence minister, Gen. T.Y Danjuma, for calling for his arrest over inflammatory statements at a time Nigeria needs peace.
He asked where Danjuma was when Mallam Ciroma Adamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, and the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, made inciting statements about making Nigeria ungovernable.
The ex-Niger Delta militant queried why President Jonathan’s convoy was stoned in Katsina and Bauchi States while Gen. Buhari had a peaceful outing when he campaigned in the Niger-Delta states.
Tompolo then reiterated his recent declaration that President Goodluck Jonathan must win next month’s election for Nigeria to continue to stay together.
Danjuma had in Kano condemned those making reckless and provocative statements, adding that time had come for the federal government to arrest some former Niger Delta militants, including Tompolo, and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, among others.