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The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering all political appointees under his administration who are seeking elective positions in the next ’s general elections to resign as it is required by law.

The President this while praising the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba for braving the odds and handing in his resignation after purchasing the presidential election form.

In a statement signed and made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the of NDYC Engr. Jator Abido expressed satisfaction with Mr. Presidents orders, noting that it has to distinguish him as a man of honour who does not associate himself with lawlessness.

The NDYC prayed further that with Akpabio specifically out of the way now, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will breath air and experience a turn around for good.

“This singular act of Mr. President has about trust in his leadership and the anti-corruption fight. We have particularly frowned in the in inaugurating the NDDC Board which was orchestrated by the then Minister of the Niger Delta Senator Godswill Akpabio under the cover of a audit to enrich himself. Now that he is out of the way, we are confident the Board will be inaugurated and development will return to the Niger Delta”, the statement noted.

While urging Mr. President to expedite on the inauguration of the NDDC Board to serve as a that will drive development in the Niger Delta region, the group equally the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission () to as a matter of urgency the Commission and the outgoing Minister of the Niger Delta as his tenure was marred by impunity and gross corruption.

“We call on Mr. President and the EFCC to quickly begin to investigate and audit the accounts of the NDDC and those of the Ministry of Niger Delta affairs to ensure that money for the development of the Niger Delta region must not be used by Akpabio and his cronies in sponsoring his campaigns and lifestyle in the expense of the poor and vulnerable people of the Niger Delta”, the statement added.

Similarly, the NDYC expressed their willingness to partner and work with aspirants from the Niger Delta region and Republic of Nigeria in large who have concrete to Federal Republic of Nigeria’s problems especially the the region.

“As the 2023 general elections draw near, we wish to state categorically that our doors are open to partner and work with candidates who have the interest of Federal Republic of Nigeria in heart. With more than 40% of voters in the Niger Delta as our members, our partnership will surely be rewarding”, the statement concluded.

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