A former Niger-Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo, has described the victory of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, as the will of God.
Tompolo’s statement comes less than 24 hours after another ex-militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, said he and his colleagues may be forced to return to militancy following President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat.
Tompolo, alongside other ex-militants, had also threatened to wreak havoc if Jonathan lost the election.
However, Tompolo, in a statement by his spokesperson, Paul Bebenimibo, appealed to Nigerians to accept the outcome of the March 28 election for the sake of peace.
He said, “I believe that nothing can happen if God does not approve of it. I want to appeal to all our people to be orderly, calm and embrace peace. The will of the people is sacrosanct and the existing peace be maintained.
“Peace is a prerequisite for national development. People should remain calm also during the governorship election.”