Friday, June 21, 2019


The power played over the National Leader All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, Senator Bola Tinubu and the immediate past Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi over the impending appointment of a substantive Managing Director for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). 

They are set to have a collision between the three bigwigs in the APC party on who their nominee clinch the job. 

Tinubu is said to be making a strong case that NDDC slot should come to South-wast precisely in Ondo State. While Oshiomhole was of the opinion that it must come to his candidate from Edo State, the Former member of the Honorable House of Representatives, Samson Osagie. 

While Amaechi is said to have influence of the immediate past NDDC board and dragging for the confirmation of the current acting Managing Director, Professor Nelson Brambaifa. 

“The race for the headship of the agency is getting more interesting by the day; this time around, it appears Amaechi may not have a field day like he had the other time because other big fishes have entered the river. Already, we are seeing the signs of people trying to outplay one another.

“So much intrigues have come into play and this time around, it's survival of the fittest from all indications because the case of Ondo which is being pushed by a prominent leader of the party looks very strong and it cannot be ignored at all.

“If Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa have all had the MD position twice, it then means that Ondo which  is the fifth in production quota should be given a chance to produce the next MD of NDDC.

“Yes, Edo has good case too but since Ondo is higher in production quota than Edo, I strongly believe that our national chairman can show understanding for the Sunshine state to take this turn for Edo to follow next.

“What is most disturbing was the idea that anyone who occupies the position of NDDC MD thinks it is a springboard for the governorship of his state. We are trying to discourage that notion because it does not give room for the NDDC to be focused on its vision for the people of the Niger Delta region,” he said.

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