Ex-Militant leader from Bayelsa State, Pastor Reuben Wilson has dissociated himself and members of his group from the raging controversy created over alleged payment of three hundred thousand naira (300.000.00) by ex-militant leaders to hire the state owned Ijaw House popularly known as Izon Wari.
Pastor Reuben Wilson who is the National President of the Leadership for Peace and Culture Initiative says he and other ex-militant leaders from the Niger Delta region participated in the three days prayer session for President Jonathan, adding that the said money was genuinely paid as it was meant for logistics, contrary to the claim by Ogunbos that the ex-militant Leaders were forced to make the payment.
He adds that if any ex-militant leader has any personnel issue with Governor Seriake Dickson, he should do it on his own, rather than dragging all of them into issues they they have no knowledge of.
Pastor Reuben Wilson also asked those making the claims to leave frivolities and embrace peaceful resolution of conflict while calling on those aggrieved to adopt appropriate means of resolving conflict rather than engaging in acts that would distract Jonathan and Governor Dickson from governance at the State and Federal levels.
The ex-militant leader commended Dickson for appointing some of them as special task force to police it’s creeks towards ensuring safety of lives and properties in the waterways and enjoins everyone to support the re-election bid of President Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson come 2015 and 2016 Respectively.