The All Progressives Congress in Abia State, has called for the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee in the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr Nwogu Nwogu.
The spokesperson of the party, Benedict Godson, while speaking with journalists in Umuahia, stated that the rejection of Nwogu came in line with due consultations with major stakeholders of the party leadership in the ward, Local government and State levels.
Godson stressed that the essence of establishing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was to ensure rapid development in oil-producing areas, adding that the impact of the commission to the oil communities cannot be overemphasised.
He stated that whosoever will occupy such position must be conversant with the problems of the people in the oil areas, he further stated that President Buhari’s nominee is unfit to occupy such office.
Godson pleads with the Presidency to allow the people of the region to nominate a competent person as Abia representative in the NDDC board.
Godson’s words, “Our position is very simple. We don’t know who is Nwogu Nwogu. Not just on the issue of name or having been there before, but, what impact has he made? Does Abia look like an oil-producing state?”
“We need a representative in that position who understands our plight. Even at the party level, does anybody know the man? He was never involved in anything throughout the election. He was not involved in the governorship, presidential, Senatorial, House of Representatives or even State Assembly elections.”
“The APC has grown above the issue of ‘Monkey dey work baboon dey chop.’ We call on all party members to remain calm as the leadership of the party is working very hard to correct this error. Others cannot work for this party, while those who hide from the battle will get appointed into positions they know absolutely nothing about.”
“We call on the presidency to verify the man whose name was sent to them and see if he is worthy to be there. They can make inquiries about Abia and ask who Nwogu Nwogu is. Because for us, we don’t know.”