Tompolo’s 46th birthday might be celebrated in grand style by his loyalist who recently unveiled a shirt for the celebration. Tompolo is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged conspiracy and illegal diversion of N45.9 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
On Friday, the wanted militant’s loyalists, led by Godspower Gbenekama, the Ibe-Benemowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, unveiled the official T-shirt for the event billed to start on 12 April with an inaugural lecture. The lecture, which has the theme “The Niger Delta Question” is expected to have in attendance Chief Edwin Clark, the Ijaw leader, as the father of the day.
Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State and his deputy, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, are expected to be special guests of honor. Professor Tosan Harriman of the Centre for the Advancement of Democratic and People’s Rights, Bayero University, Kano is expected to be the guest speaker. The event is also expected to attract other dignitaries, especially from the South-South region.
While unveiling the branded T-Shirt for the celebrations, Mr. Gbenekama described Tompolo as a man focused and dedicated to the service of his people and that he should be celebrated even in his absence.