Boroh Warns Amnesty Beneficiaries To Shun Election Violence
SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, (THEWILL) –
The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen Paul Boroh has warned beneficiaries of the programme to steer off violence in the forthcoming re-run elections in Rivers or be withdrawn from the programme.
Boroh gave the warning in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, in Abuja.
He advised the youths and ex-agitators not to allow themselves to be used as cannon fodders in the spiraling violence in the state.
He said any beneficiary of the programme involved in violent action violates the oath taken to end violence which gave them admittance into the programme.
According to the coordinator, any beneficiary involved in violence will be exited from the programme; his monthly stipend will be stopped and will also be prosecuted.
Boroh said the Amnesty Office is saddened by the circle of electoral violence in the state which had become more pronounced as preparations for the re-run elections drew closer.
He said that such violence portends danger to the electoral and governance system in the country and gravely undermines the peace building efforts by the Federal Government in the region.
He appealed to the people of the state to embrace peace and abide by the rules of the electoral game to achieve stability in the state
Boroh urged the leaders of the ex-agitators to exercise control over the beneficiaries under their leadership.
He warned that in a situation where a leader is found to be complicit in violence, he would be sanctioned alongside the members of his camp.