Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
The Ijaw conventional faith, the Egbesu Sacred Order (ESO) has accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio of circumventing the Act establishing the Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC).
The organisation additionally derided the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) for enjoying dumb within the face of what it described as impunity within the NDDC and the workplace of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
The serving Priest of ESO, Ellington Bakumor, in a press release on questioned the whereabouts of the Avengers accusing members of the militant group of disguising themselves as freedom fighters to pursue a egocentric objective, solely to fade when Ijaw individuals have been in want of them.
Bakumor stated it was unthinkable that the NDA can be silent at a “essential time when impunity now relaxes untamed within the NDDC”.
He stated the rights and voices of the commoners had been pocketed by the Akpabio, whom he claimed imposed himself as a feudal lord of the fee.
He accused Akpabio of intentionally refusing to behave in step with the fee’s act.
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He stated: “We query with all sincerity, why after all of the lives which were misplaced, all of the arms which were dropped, the agreements made with the Nigerian Authorities, but the place of the coordinator of the Amnesty workplace remains to be vacant up until this second.
“Why has the Avengers gone dumb?, Why the silent in opposition to the unconstitutional actions of Godswill Akpabio, a transparent case of a feudal lord dictating the actions of the NDDC
“We additionally name on President Muhammadu Buhari to behave swiftly by consulting the Niger Delta leaders past celebration traces and throughout all boards to seek out appropriate replacements for each the Amnesty workplace and the NDDC”.
Passing a vote of no confidence in Akpabio and Prof. Charles Dokubo, the priest stated: “The duo are retrogressive parts for the the Buhari-led authorities, clearly their presence and actions are threats to the present peace being loved
“We as soon as once more want to remind the Avengers that they’ve of their statements claimed to owe their allegiance to the nicely being of Niger Delta individuals, however ought to achieve this throughout the armbits of the regulation, whereas we additional enchantment to the Presidency to not pay deaf ears to the yearnings of the individuals, as we concern that defiance might truncate the present peace within the area, as it’s our earnest want for peace and tranquility to reign.”