The clamor to constitute a Governing Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has continued.
This time, such advocacy is coming from the Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the South-South Zone.
Rising from a summit in Uyo, the Stakeholders frowned at what they described as continuous and unlawful violation of the Niger Delta Commission Act with the use of Sole Administrator in the Management of the Commission.
Their position is contained in a Communiqué issued at the end of the PDP South-South Stakeholders’ Summit, held at the Ibom Icon Hotels and Golf Resort Uyo.
In the Communique, PDP stakeholders also stressed the need for immediate publication and implementation of the Forensic Audit of the NDDC.
While commending PDP Governors in the South-South for putting the region in the global map through developmental projects, the party stakeholders expressed worry over the absence of federal projects in the region.
They impressed on the Federal Government to look into making its presence felt in the region with a view to changing the status quo.
Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the South-South Zone have resolved that the next President of Nigeria should emerge from the south.
They reached the resolution at the end of the PDP South-South Stakeholders’ Summit, held at the Ibom Icon Hotels and Golf Resort Uyo.
The South-South PDP Stakeholders also made a case for the Peoples Democratic Party to deepen their structures and work to restore the country’s economy come 2023.
Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chief Host, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, while welcoming the party stakeholders to the summit harped on the need for the people to return PDP to the government at the center to salvage the failing economy.
The one-day South-South zonal stakeholders summit of the PDP, brought together the Governor of Delta State and Chairman South-South PDP Governors Forum, Chief Ifeanyi Okowa, Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Duoye Diri, former and serving political office holders from the South-South States including the former Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, among others.
The summit was anchored on the theme, “Engendering a South-South Agenda for 2023 and Beyond”