The Governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu on Thursday said President Bola Tinubu will address the appointment of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Asu Okang to the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Naija News had earlier reported that Tinubu appointed board members and a management team for the NDDC.
The decision of the President to appoint Okang has since been condemned by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River.
Otu while addressing protesters in Calabar, the state capital, on Thursday said Cross River is the only state in the south-south that is under APC and, hence should be in charge of the commission.
The chief press secretary to Otu quoted him saying, “We will not allow anybody to preside or sit on what is our own sovereignty.
“We will never allow it. We are the only APC state in the south-south and if there is anybody to superintend the list, not just in Cross River State but in the South-South geopolitical zone, I believe that I have the mandate.
“We are not fighting anybody, but we want our rights, and I am here to assure you that Mr. President is going to look into the issue. We will not break the laws, but we want the right thing to be done.
“Mr President is an astute politician, an accomplished technocrat. He is going to address this matter. He hates injustice; the people that worked and toiled will get their rightful positions and take the position of our rep in the NDDC.”
A former mayor of Calabar municipality, Effiong Nta Eke said the appointment is not for the good of the Cross River people.
He said, “We have come with tears in our eyes that the trajectory that has flared up very recently is not to the betterment of the people of Cross River particularly those that were all out to fight for the APC, the leading party in the state,” Eke said.
“We are asking for the right thing to be done.”
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