BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
The Community of Traditional Oil Rulers (OMPCOTRAS) has submitted a fourteen-day ultimatum to the federal government to revoke the appointment of a temporary single administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and inaugurate a committee audited for the commission nearly a year ago.
In a statement made available to Vanguard in Warry, Delta State, the group described the temporary single administrator as gross illegality, adding that the Commission Establishment Act is not known.
The statement, signed by the head of the body’s secretariat, Mr Kingsley Arthur, further called on President Muhammad Buhari to call on Delta Minister Niger, the head of Senator Godsville Akpabio, to bring the whole region into crisis with his actions.
Continuing, the group expressed concern over the National Assembly’s silence over the alleged illegality of the commission, saying lawmakers should prevail over the president to see the illegality and reverse the process.
“President Muhammadu Buhari should abolish the illegal appointment of Mr. Effiong Akwa and his inauguration. The Minister and I made sure that the appointment of Mr. Effionga Akwe nullity and since such illegal appointments have not been challenged in court in the past, it does not grant any legality to such appointments. “, Said the group.
“We want peace in the communities. We do not want our communities to become a theater for the military, so the president should do the right thing.
Finally, the commissioners decided to challenge the president’s lawsuit in court if the appointment of Mr. Effionga Akwe. Fourteen (14) days count from the date of this publication. “, Added the body.
“It becomes a very worrying obsession that the minister has shown on NDDC issues more than the issues affecting the Delta Delta Niger Ministry of Affairs overseen by the minister. A situation where over 80% of the roads in the region are currently unattended and he is constantly chasing the NDDC. “, It is added.
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