Niger Delta ex-gitators has described the 5-days ultimatum given to the Managing Director (MD) of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, to vacate his seat, as unreasonable and laughable.

In a statement signed by the National Chairman, Third Phase Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, Comr. Tonye Bobo, the Ex-Agitators said the the so-called CEND who are calling for the resignation of the current NDDC MD is a “faceless group” and that there is no known ex-freedom fighter with the name Gen. Daboikiabo Alalibo

Describing the ultimatum as a “mere noise, Comrade Tonye Bobo noted that the said Coalition of Ex-Agitators of Niger Delta (CEND) is created by some desperate few individuals who does not want the progress of the region but bent on achieving “selfish ends.”

He therefore asked Dr. Ogbuku not to be distracted by senseless media rantings as there’s an existing directive enabling MD/CEOs of various government agencies and parastatals to continue in office pending when when new board is constituted.

“The 5-day ultimatum and threat issued to the management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the so-called Coalition of Ex-agitators of Niger Delta (CEND) is, to say the least, laughable and uncalled for.


“I can categorically tell you as the National Chairman of the Third Phase Niger Delta Ex-Agitators that there is no genuine ex-agitators forum that goes by that name.

“It is a faceless group created by retrogressive Niger Delta leaders who are bent on causing disaffection amongst the people of our region to achieve some selfish ends.

“CEND, at best, only exists in the minds of those sponsoring their media publications which have become monotonous.

“This malicious trend of sponsoring unguarded statements with pseudo groups by desperate Niger Delta leaders needs to stop, as the sponsors do not mean well for the region.

“There is no known ex-freedom fighter called Gen. Daboikiabo Alalibo, so the threat against the Dr. Samuel Ogbuku-led NDDC management team is a mere noise that will only end in the media space.

“Niger Deltans and indeed all Nigerians would recall vividly when the Federal Government directed MD/CEOs of various government agencies and parastatals to continue to hold sway, pending the constitution of a new board.

“Therefore, it’s unreasonable for any individual or group to call for the sack of the current NDDC management team that is even performing well.

“We should stop this pull-him-down syndrome that seems to be deep-rooted. We should rather encourage our leaders to do more for the region.

“Dr. Ogbuku should not be distracted by any senseless media rantings. We are with him all the way, and we urge him to keep discharging his statutory duties creditably in order to change the developmental narratives of our region,” he said.

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