Following the progress achieved in the cleaning up of the Ogoni-land in accordance with the report and recommendations of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari.
The commendation was made known in a statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, on Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
According to the state’s APC chapter, the clean-up of Ogoniland by President Buhari, has proved that he is a better son of Rivers State and the Niger Delta than immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, even though he isn’t from the region.
“The news of President Buhari not only directed the cleaning up of Ogoni land 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 Dr. 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,”
President Buhari was further lauded “for this brave and patriotic step in cleaning up Ogoni land.”