Notable leaders of the South-South geo-political zone on Saturday took stalwarts of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) down memory lane, with an exciting statement in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
‘’PDP is a dying party, a fraternity of clowns. The party has been shown the way out of government at the national level and will never return to power again’’ the leaders said.
They also rebuked the South-South National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, in strong language.
‘’South-South National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih and his co-travellers have taken it upon themselves to carry out a campaign of blackmail against the person of Senator Godswill Akpabio’’
The Chairman of South-South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry in a statement at the weekend in Benin said the notable leaders contested the views of Dan Orbih and his associates on the performance of NDDC.
They urged the PDP stalwart not to drag the name of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) through the mud
The leaders underscored Buhari’s commitment and courage in pursuing issues of interest to the people of the Niger Delta region. ‘’President Muhammadu Buhari is a trustworthy and level-headed leader’’
They praised Akpabio for promoting the interest of the Niger Delta people and attracting greater development to the oil rich region. The South-South leaders also recalled the 16 years in office of the PDP and reiterated their unshakeable belief that ‘’the Niger Delta Region best days are here’’
The leaders selected for attack those canvassing for the suspension of allocation to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
‘’What is happening in the South-South geo-political zone mirrors a situation of desperation of PDP chieftains to take advantage of falsehood to misguide President Muhammadu Buhari and the good people of the Niger Delta region as well as score cheap political goals’’
‘’Sixteen years of wasted opportunities are enough’’ the statement added.