Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has appealed to former militants under the Amnesty Programme to cancel their planned protests over non-payment of stipends.
The governor in a statement issued on Sunday in Yenagoa through the Commissioner for Information, Mr Jonathan Obuebite, advised all stakeholders in the Niger Delta struggle to eschew violence and live in peace.
It stated that issues concerning their welfare would soon be addressed by the Federal Government.
Dickson further called on the Presidential Amnesty Office to urgently pay whatever was due to the militants.
The governor’s call is coming amidst plans by the former militants to disrupt peace and destroy national assets.
The scheduled protest has put fear in the minds of many who are worried that the march may turn violent.