A notable youth leader in Niger Delta region, Mr. Tamuno George, has described the sudden anti-corruption campaign against Minister-designate Senator Godswill Akpabio by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) as mischievous, misleading and laughable.
SERAP had in a petition dated 2 August 2019 and signed by it’s deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, called on Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Acting Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to invite Senator Godswill Akpabio for interrogation and further questioning over alleged diversion of hospital equipments supposed constituency projects.
But, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, Mr. Tamuno George advised SERAP to be careful not to become a blackmailing tool, noting that ex-agitators in Niger Delta were happy and very satisfied with the confirmation of Senator Godswill Akpobio as Minister-designate.
” we in Niger Delta are still in exciting mood with the appointment of the uncommon transformer, Senator Godswill Akpabio as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by our unwavering President Muhammad Buhari GCFR. It’s a fact that Senator Godswill Akpabio as a member of Federal Executive Council will attract the desired human and infrastructural development to the Niger Delta region”.
He continued ” Akpabio’s achievements in Akwa-Ibom remained outstanding. Niigeria is bidding to host the female world cup and when the FIFA inspection team got to the world class stadium facility built by Akpabio, they were so amazed with the eddifice and the level of infrastructure they saw in the state, which is among the achievements associated with the name of Senator Godswill Akpabio”
George said Niger Deltans were only concerned about the the development Akpabio will bring to the oil rich region, adding that the unproven allegations against Akpabio is laughable because one of the greatest gift given to Niger Delta by President Buhari is the appointment of Godswill Akpabio as a Minister.