A civil rights group in Oro Nation, the third largest ethnic nationality in Akwa Ibom State, Oron Youth Movement (OYOM) has said the Niger Delta youths who protested against the appointment of Mr. Effiong Akwa as sole administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) do not have monopoly of violence.
In a statement endorsed by OYOM president, Comrade Victor Mkpofor and secretary, Comrade Eyo Eyo, OYOM “condemned the sponsored protest” by some youth groups in Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states.
The statement pointed out that Oro Nation, the home community of Effiong Akwa, will not tolerate further political agitations against the wisdom of President Muhammadu Buhari in his recent appointment.
The group thanked President Buhari and the minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio for finding Mr Akwa fit for the job.
The statement further congratulated Mr Akwa on “his meritorious selection”, saying as “a renown financial expert and consummate administrator, who has enormous experience and pedigree”, he was “competent enough to right the wrongs in the NDDC.”
The statement also appealed to the president and the federal executive council to consider the approval of construction of section VI of the East West Road which will link Akwa Ibom state to Calabar by water and boost economic activities in return.