About a thousand of ex-militants in the Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three of the Presidential Amnesty Programme on Monday, June 29, 2015 paraded through major roads in Warri, Delta State, in protest, requesting President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently fill the vacant position of Special Adviser on amnesty programme in the Presidency.
The protesters hoisted placards with inscriptions such as. “We want credible leaders like Mr. Famous Daunemugba to be appointed; We are like sheep without shepherd; Daunemugha is a unifying force; Buhari don’t leave us in disarray.”
They urged the ruling All Progressives Congress to ensure their demands are top priority.
Mr. Preye Ekpebide, Mr. Ayakpo Niekebi and Mr. Founkoro Dia, leaders of the ex-militants from Delta, Bayelsa and Ondo States for the three phases of the amnesty programme, endorsed Mr. Daunemugha as their preferred candidate to seat of the position of Special Adviser or Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The trio posited that they decided to embark on the march to inform Nigerians that leaving them without a man that would link them to the Presidency for almost one month was causing mixed feelings amongst them.
They mentioned that the had vied for Daunemugha whom they described as a youth that has the interest of the region at heart, trust worthy and a bridge builder to fill the vacant position of SA to the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The protesters finally noted that Daunemugha is a resilient supporter of the APC abd a youth mobiliser, stressing that if given the opportunity to serve at the federal level, he will bring his experience to bear and make youths of the region cooperate with the Federal Government.