Group to Critics: Allow Akpabio Replicate Akwa Ibom Success Story in Niger Delta Ministry

Group to Critics: Allow Akpabio Replicate Akwa Ibom Success Story in Niger Delta Ministry

  • The minister of Niger Delta affairs, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio has been described as a shining light in the Buhari administration
  • The declaration was made by a leading group in the Niger Delta region, Amalgamated Coalition Of Niger Delta Enlightenment and Peace Initiative
  • The group also canvassed for Akpabio to be given the chance to replicate his success story as the governor of Akwa Ibom at the federal level

FCT, Abuja - A group, Amalgamated Coalition Of Niger Delta Enlightenment and Peace Initiative, has condemned critics of Senator Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta affairs.

According to the group, those attacking the minister are unpatriotic Nigerians frustrated that the minister is cleansing the system since he came on board.

The group stated that the minister is a popular figure in the Niger Delta region. Photo credit: Godswill Akpabio
Source: Facebook

Speaking at a press conference held at the NUJ conference hall in Abuja, the group's convener, Comrade Friday Maduka.

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He said:

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“We condemn in the strongest language, the unconscionable Satan-driven sponsored attacks on the person, office, and integrity of Senator Godswill Akpabio CON and demand a public rebuttal and a pledge from the unpatriotic factors to stop the attacks forthwith.
“Sequel to the resolutions of the apex leadership meeting of the Amalgamated Coalition of Niger Delta Enlightenment and Peace Initiative, it was resolved that Senator Akpabio should be yielded space to perform his prescribed constitutional functions.
“For the record, Senator Akpabio’s rich antecedents, pedigree, and trajectory as a former special adviser, commissioner, governor, and senator speak volumes of a tried, proven, and well-tested ability and capacity to lift the ministry from the beaten path of mediocrity to the realm of fulfilling potentialities in tandem with the progressive governance.”

The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give Senator Akpabio the requisite and commensurate support:

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“to reposition, reengineer and situate the ministry in its pride of place, to concomitantly elevate the common humanity of Niger Deltans in particular and Nigeria in general.”

They commented Senator Akpabio for:

“his extraordinary resilience and adaptability in the face of artificially simulated turbulence and above all, for his commodious governance philosophy refusing to yield to the ten percenters.”

Comrade Maduka added:

“The amalgamated coalition fully condemns the indecent haste by gluttonous failed political factors who are bent on distracting him from his well-articulated vision and mission, to effectuate into a leadership renaissance in the Niger Delta and return it to its master plan with national reverberations.
“We warn that we shall no longer tolerate self-serving unsavoury elements lampooning, blackguarding, and excoriating a worthy fast-rising star in the political leadership firmament of Nigeria and Africa.
“We insist that the minister should be given visionary treatment to enable him to replicate the Akwa Ibom success story veritably encapsulated during his illustrious two terms as governor replete with the many developmental strides, progressive milestones, and peer-reviewed achievements.”

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Meanwhile, Nigerian youths under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Friday, December 10 in Abuja organised a birthday lecture in honour of Akpabio.

In his welcome address at the event, the president of the NYCN, Solomon Adodo extolled the sterling qualities and leadership of Senator Akpabio, praying God to grant him health, wisdom more years of service to Nigeria and humanity at large.

He said:

“Today we are here to honour a great man who has brought the much needed calm and progress to the Niger Delta region and the ministry of Niger Delta affairs within a short period of time. It is our prayer that God will continue to be with him in the discharge of his duties.”

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The minister made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Friday, November 26 where he wrote:

“I was at the residence of the leader of our great party, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, on a condolence visit over the recent building collapse in Lagos, where several Nigerians lost their lives. I prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died in the unfortunate incident.”


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