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Tompolo distances self from Tinubu birthday newspaper adverts




By Stephen Asaba-ase


The Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw Nation and the Chairman of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo has distanced himself from adverts placed in front and inside pages of some Nigerian Newspapers celebrating President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at 72 years today.


This is according to a statement signed and issued by his media consultant Dr Paul Bebenimibo on Friday.


The statement reads, “For the records, High Chief Tompolo did not place any advert to celebrate Mr President in the media. He did not also instruct anyone to do so on his behalf. This is owing to Mr President’s instruction that no one should organise birthday party or place advert to celebrate him in the media, as a result of the state of the Nation. That such money should be given as alm to the less privileged in the society.


“High Chief Ekpemupolo bought the idea of Mr President wholeheartedly, hence heeded to the warning and instruction of Mr President. High Chief Ekpemupolo believes in Mr President’s capacity in working toward repositioning of the country for steady economic growth and prosperity. It is against this background that High Chief Ekpemupolo keyed into the policy thrust of Mr President, by working in synergy with security agencies to totally eradicate illegal crude oil activities in the Niger Delta region for maximum productivity for economic prosperity.


“We wish to emphasis that high Chief Ekpemupolo did not place any advert to celebrate Mr President. Those behind these adverts placement may have done this in good faith, but may not be aware of the consequences of their action. It is our position that it is a grave error and insensitivity to the current state of things in Nigeria.

High Chief Ekpemupolo expresses his deep regret for this action and also apologise on behalf of those who placed the adverts, to Mr President for any embarrassment this action must have cost him. It is highly regretted”, the statement added.