Presidency using divide and rule tactics at NDDC – PYLF

By Ebi Perekeme

The progressive Youth Leadership Foundation PYLF of Niger Delta, has directed every Niger Delta politician to stop playing politics with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This was contained in a press statement by the President, Chief Diplomat, Adam Ogomugo Marbo.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn concerning the recent contestation and argumentation between the Honourable Minister of Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, and three man interim committee to supervise the affairs of the Forensic Audit and screen NDDC board members by the National Assembly.

“It is important to understand the fundamental facts that the presidency is the cause of all this misunderstanding among the people of the Niger Delta. Simply because there’s established Act governing the NDDC which was very much clear to all and sundry, but, the Act had been misrepresented by political actors in the presidency.

“The Rule of Law must prevail in every human activities, either socially, economically and politically. The principle of distributive and economic justice is the roadmap to peace, unity and prosperity.”

The statement added that injustice against one state is injustice against all as far as the Niger Delta region was concerned. 

According to the statement, “Those who are putting blames on the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio’s three man interim committee should have a rethink and look into their argumentation inwardly and justify their conventional arguments.

“The already established NDDC Board Act must prevail; the Bayelsa and Delta States position should not be misrepresented as far as the law of the NDDC Act is concerned.

“The presidency is using divide and rule tactics on the people of Niger Delta, while selfish politicians are dancing into their tune of music.

“The rotation arrangements of the NDDC Board should not be truncated, even, the National Assembly is aware of all of the rotational agreement. Why making it different now?  We should blame the presidency not Chief Akpabio’s three Man committee.”

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