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Tinubu birthday: Tompolo denies newspapers advertorials

Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo


HIGH Chief (Dr.) Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo has denied several newspapers advertorials allegedly placed by him and Tantita Security Services Limited, celebrating President Bola Tinubu, saying he stood by the President directives.

President Tinubu had warned against celebrating his birthday owing to current situation in the country.


Tompolo denial was contained in a press statement signed by Dr Paul Bebenimibo, Media Consultant to High Chief Dr Government Ekpemupolo and Chairman of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited.

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

“For the records, High Chief Tompolo did not place any advert to celebrate Mr President in the media. He did also did not 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 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 heed 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.” He added.



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