The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for fast-tracking the clean-up of Ogoniland in accordance with the recommendations of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Report.
Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, Chairman, Rivers APC, said in a statement on Friday in Port Harcourt, that the clean-up of Ogoniland by President Buhari, though not from the region, has proved that he is a better son of Rivers State and the Niger Delta than immediate-past president Goodluck Jonathan.
“The news of President Buhari not only directed the cleaning up of Ogoniland but also the fast-tracking of the process came to us as a great relief particularly considering the fact that former president Jonathan in demonstration of his hatred and disdain for Rivers State and her people, ensured that this exercise did not see the light of the day throughout his regime,” Rivers APC said.
“President Buhari has demonstrated by this act that he is a better son of Rivers State and the long-suffering Niger Delta than Jonathan and Chief Wike who, though from the region, instead teamed up to ensure that the region was under-developed and even ceded our oil wells to other states while also ensuring that no Federal Government presence was felt in Rivers State throughout,” APC insisted.
It commended and congratulated President Buhari “for this brave and patriotic step in cleaning up Ogoniland,” assuring him and the National APC leadership that it would do everything constitutionally possible to get the impostor out of the Rivers State Government House.
Ikanya said the development once again proves that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was very right in mobilising us and the entire Nigerians to vote for President Buhari during the March 28th, 2015 Presidential polls as President Buhari has proved that he is truly a God’s-Gift to Nigeria at this particular time to right the wrongs, injustices and wickedness Rivers State and Niger Delta suffered under the regime of Jonathan.