Akpabio Remains National Coordinator Of APC Presidential Support Committee-Ossai
Contrary to a report, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, remains the authentic national coordinator of the Presidential Support Committee (PSC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Director of Political Affairs, South-South Presidential Support Committee, Honourable Frank Ossai, made the affirmation in a statement made available to Newscoven.ng.
This was against the backdrop of a press release issued in the aftermath of a meeting reportedly organised and led by the national facilitator of the APC Presidential Support Committee, Honourable Gideon Samani, which suspended Akpabio as the national coordinator.
Ossai, in the statement, said the suspension of Akpabio was a ruse, adding that the meeting by Samani was “poorly framed, lopsided and is, indeed, a ridicule of the whole outing of the committee.
He further alleged that the purported meeting and press release issued thereafter were “a jamboree of a power drunk group in solidarity to the northerners in the committee.
“The decisions reached by these selected few hold no water as their affirmation is never in the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed Senator Godswill Akpabio as the APC PSC national coordinator.
“Rather, the decisions were taken to serve the interest of a privileged few who are constantly bankrolled by their ATM machines located in their various areas.
“Presidential Support Committee, under the leadership of Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, task its supporters to remain resolute, calm and disregard the jamboree meeting called by these few greedy fellow with the aim of milking our treasury, as the president who appointed him has not removed or suspended him.
“We however, urged our Niger Delta Nation, well wishers and lovers of the minister and former hovernor of Akwa Ibom State to disregard the so-called suspension as he remains one of the trusted frontline minister of Mr President and he is highly committed to bringing a new political face to the Niger Delta.”
Honourable Ossai, in the statement, further declared: ‘We hereby unanimously say that this resolution(s) must not be honoured.”