A group named Niger Delta Youth Advocacy Group has raised an alarm on the recent move of President Muhammadu Buhari
– The group is protesting the nomination of Mr Nsima Ekere as a potential managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – The group has asked President Buhari to immediately replace Mr Ekere A group named Niger Delta Youth Advocacy Group has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for the replacement of Mr Nsima Ekere as the managing director of the NDDC.
Obong Nsima Ekere is a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state Obong Nsima Ekere is a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state Ekere and Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba were nominated by President Buhari as the managing director and the chairman respectively of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Wednesday, July 20.
The president had gone ahead to send the name of the duo to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.
The Senate has however gone on recess delaying the confirmation.
In the letter which was titled NDDC: Urgent need to replace the nomination of Nsima Ekere, the group opined that the appointment manifests all that is wrong and lop-sided. Part of the letter read:
”Both the minister of budget and national planning, Udo Udoma and Mr Nsima Ekere are from the same Ikot Abasi local government area of Eket Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom state. ”In fact they are from the same ward and live on the same street. Add to the fact that the PDP governor, Mr Emmanuel Udom is from the same district and you will see that all the other zones have been neglected.
”Both the appointees were card carrying members of the PDP until after the presidential elections of 2015, after which Nsima Ekere tactically decamped to APC while Udo Udoma has still not declared for APC.” The group pleaded with the president to reverse Ekere’s appointment with any core APC member, adding that Ekere and his ilks are PDP members.
The letter was signed by the president general of the group; Comrade Timothy Ogini, secretary-general; Comrade Donaltus Akpofure and public relations officer; Comrade Ekong Akpan.