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“PDP is a dying party, a fraternity of clowns” – South South leaders chide national exco

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SOUTH-SOUTH LEADERS CHIDE PDP NATIONAL VICE CHAIRMAN

By: Henry Ovie Ebireri

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.

 

Niger Delta Leaders warn detractors

· Praise Buhari, Sylva for $1.5billion funding of Port Harcourt refinery

Impressed with the impact of the Federal Government policies and vision on the polity, Niger Delta leaders Thursday commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, for pursuing strategies aimed at transforming Nigeria’s economic fortunes.

‘’It is ridiculous to play silly with the overhauling of the Port Harcourt oil refinery. It is most unfair to rubbish the good intention of the Federal Government’’ the Niger Delta leaders said in Abuja.

Rising from a meeting where they deliberated on the operational capacities of Nigeria’s refineries, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and other issues in the oil rich region, the leaders praised Sylva for his untiring efforts in repositioning the country’s petroleum sector.

‘’The announcement last week of $1.5billion funding to repair the Port Harcourt refinery is good news’’ the Niger Delta leaders who were full of praises and adulation for Buhari and Sylva said.

Particularly, the leaders hailed Sylva for contributing greatly towards the development of the South-South geo-political zone.

‘’No nation, race or ethnic group hates development; neither will she turn her back in this regard. The Niger Delta people are certainly not in opposition to the immediate rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery’’ the leaders said.

They did discuss the process of realizing a better Nigeria and ways of driving poise and reason into some critics of the current administration.

‘’Timipre Sylva, a go-getter, wants Nigeria to become an economically self-reliant nation’’.

The leaders in a statement issued after the meeting urged Buhari and Sylva not to be intimidated by unintelligible assertions of critics.

Signed by the Chairperson of Niger Delta People’s Movement (NDPM), Mrs. Ibifuro Tatua, the leaders accused detractors of taking arrogance to mountaintop

‘’We express thanks to Mr. President for his decision to implement rehabilitation work on the Kaduna and Warri refineries on or before May 2023’’

They also urged well-meaning Nigerians to support the present administration in transforming the oil sector.

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