Calabar—Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State on Wednesday staged a protest against President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in the state, Asu Oku Okang, into the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
According to SaharaReporters, the protest comes a few hours after President Tinubu on Tuesday disbanded the board and management of the NDDC led by Lauretta Onochie.
A video of the protest showed how the APC members carried placards and marched across the state capital, Calabar.
It was on Tuesday reported that Tinubu approved the appointment of a new board and management of the Commission headed by Chiedu Ebie from Delta State as the chairman.
The appointees were Chiedu Ebie (chairman –Delta), Samuel Ogbuku (managing director/CEO –Bayelsa), Boma Iyaye (executive director; finance and admin –Rivers), Victor Antai (executive director, projects – Akwa-Ibom), Ifedayo Abegunde (executive director; corporate services – Ondo), and Dimaro Denyanbofa (state representative –Bayelsa).
Abasi Nkono (state representative – Akwa Ibom), Monday Igbuya (state representative –Delta), Tony Okocha (state representative–Rivers), Patrick Aisowieren (state representative – Edo), Kyrian Uchegbu (state representative –Imo), Victor Kolade Akinjo (state representative –Ondo), Dimgba Eruba (state representative –Abia) and Asu Oku Okang (state representative –Cross River) are others.
The three zonal members of the board are Nick Wende (zonal representative, North-Central), Namdas Abdulrazak (zonal representative, North-East, and Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir (zonal representative, North-West).