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2023: Bola Tinubu to meet Tompolo, other Niger Delta ex-warlords

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, will return to Delta State today to meet with High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, nicknamed Tompolo, as part of his strategic engagement of stakeholders ahead of the 2023 election.

According to Gbaramatu Voice, Tinubu would have a one-on-one meeting with Tompolo and another with ex-militant leaders in the oil-rich region.

Two weeks ago, Tinubu was in Delta State, where he held a rally in Warri to officially kick off the APC’s campaign for the 2023 election.

Nonetheless, Tinubu will likely begin his most recent tour in Oporoza, the Gbaramatu Kingdom’s ancestral capital in the Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state.

The presidential candidate for the APC will be paying respects to His Royal Majesty Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba, Pere of the Kingdom of Gbaramatu.

Tompolo, a former leader of the now-defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), will receive him there for a private meeting.

Tompolo, the chief priest of the Egbesu deity, has been at the forefront of the fight to end oil theft in the Niger Delta.

The NNPC Limited awarded his company an N48 billion contract for oil pipeline surveillance only lately.

Analysts have blamed massive oil theft in the Niger Delta for Nigeria’s economic woes.