Call for sack of Otuaro as PAP Administrator, hasty, ill-timed, group says

Kelly Rufus, Coordinator,Niger Delta Liberation Force, Ogbe-Egbema-Ndoni, ONELGA,Zone briefing Journalists in Port Harcourt.

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

A group called the Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF), Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Zone, has condemned the recent call for the sack of Chief Dennis Otuaro as the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Program (PAP).

The group, in a press briefing addressed by its Coordinator, Mr Kelly Rufus, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, condemned the call made recently by the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in the Niger Delta.

NDLF noted that the call for the sack of the PAP Administrator coming barely a month after he was appointed was not only hasty but ill-conceived.

The NDLF ONELGA Zone also passed a vote of confidence on Otuaro while urging his detractors to have a rethink and join forces to support him to succeed for the overall good and development of the Niger delta.

According to the Coordinator of the NDLF, the call for the removal of the administrator was hasty and done in a bad faith to malign the character of the Administrator PAP and discredit him before President Bola Tinubu who appointed him.

NDLF also commended President Bola Tinubu for showing concern to the plight of the Niger delta people by appointing Chief Dennis Otuaro as the administrator of PAP and he should be given room to deliver on the mandate just assigned to him.

The group added that this is the first time someone who understands the background of the struggle and was part and parcel of it, would be appointed to man the office of Administrator of the PAP since its inception.

The group said that the track record of the Administrator and exemplary leadership when he served as a top-level executive of NDDC, saying that he was committed and accessible to all in addressing issues of the Niger Delta region.

“In as much as we know that at all times there are bound to be personal interests, but we believe that the overall development and peace in the Niger delta region ought to naturally override such interests,” the group said.

The briefing by Kelly Rufus was attended by top executive members of the group, youths and other members of associations affiliated to NDLF.

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