Monday, August 8, 2016

I have no connection with Niger Delta Avengers Former Akwa Ibom Governor Godswill Akpabio reveals

Reports alleged that Mr. Akpabio was among the sponsors of
the group which has claimed
responsibility for the spates
of attacks on oil and gas
installations in the restive
Mr. Akpabio, who is the
Senate Minority Leader,
described the report as a
“politically motivated
“It is a fabrication from the
pit of hell from those who areu
profiteering from the crisis
in the Niger Delta and would
wish no end to it,” Mr.
Akpabio said through a
statement released on Sunday
by his Special Assistant on
Media, Anietie Ekong.
“For the avoidance of doubt,
we wish to state categorically
that Senator Akpabio has no
link with the Niger Delta
Avengers or any other
militant group for that
“Contrarily, the position of
Senator Akpabio as a
foremost advocate of dialogue
in resolving the Niger Delta
crisis is well known. He is of
the strong belief that blowing
up pipelines and causing
further environmental
pollution of the Niger Delta is
not in the interest of the
region as it would take over
100 years to remediate the
effects of such environmental
“Neither does he believe that
economic sabotage at a time
of economic recession that
the nation is presently
passing through can be an
answer to the Niger Delta
The former governor
cautioned against politicizing the Niger
Delta crisis.
“What the nation needs is concerted
efforts by stakeholders to holistically
through dialogue address the grievances
of the region which luckily President
Muhammadu Buhari has already

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