The oil bandit who calls himself Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, should by now have realized that the game has changed in Niger Delta and that the state pampering enjoyed for his villainy and that of other members of his gang, during the Jonathan years, is over.
If Tompolo does not yet know: this was the message delivered resoundingly in the 28 March presidential election that ousted Goodluck Jonathan from Aso Rock: a message that our much abused nation has had enough of rubbish and was casting its lot with a 72 year old war veteran to turn the page of history.
There is no nation, worth its name that would have tolerated the affront that Tompolo and co were about to inflict on it by their much advertised meeting in Izon House in Yenagoa on Saturday. One expected nothing but a crackdown, which came with truckloads of soldiers from the Joint Task Force, taking over the venue and by so doing, sounding the unmistakable warning that it would not be business as usual.
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