Groups from Niger Delta Region on Monday threw their weight behind Senator Godswill Akpabio ‘s Presidency of the 10th Senate.
Similarly, they also canvassed support for Principalship of Dr Henry Adimula at the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun in Delta State.
Specifically, while the Niger Delta Stakeholders’ Council at a press conference held in Abuja, called on all serving Senators to continue to support Akpabio’s leadership, the Niger Delta Social Justice Forum, sought for appointment renewal for Dr Henry Adimula as Principal of PTI.
In its support for Akpabio, the Niger Delta Stakeholders Council at the press conference addressed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Ediri Omorowa said any thought of impeachment proceedings against Akpabio in the Senate, should be perished, saying he has shown purposeful leadership anchored on harmonious working relationship with the executive arm of government.
He said: “We the Niger Delta stakeholders council appeal to all stakeholders in the country and our Legislators from the Northern and Southern parts of this country, to continue to support and work together with His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio and by extension, the National Assembly as a team, so that Nigeria can grow better.
“We have full confidence that under the leadership of His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio , the legislature will be significantly strengthened to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities and also serve as a beacon of hope and progress for Nigeria .
“The development – driven collaboration between the National Assembly led Akpabio and Speaker Tajudeen Abbas of the House of Representatives, will surely transform Nigeria positively under President Bola Tinubu’s Presidency”.
The Niger Delta Social Justice Forum ( NDSJF), in a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Don Regal Douglas and National Secretary, Ebi Monday, kicked against move by some people to block appointment renewal of Dr Henry Adimula as Principal of PTI on sentimental grounds.
The group explained in the statement that a letter for renewal of Adimula’s appointment, has been written by it and forwarded to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, NNPC Towers, Abuja.
Part of the letter made available to newsmen reads : “Dr. Henry A. Adimula, the current Principal of Petroleum Training Institute , Effurun, has performed extraordinarily well within the last few years of his Principalship of the Institute and deserves appointment renewal or tenure elongation.
“He has transformed the institution from Local to a Global Institution by forging partnership and collaborations with notable foreign institutions all over the world and has contributed to fast track the growth and development of the institution.
“He is a patriotic Nigerian, making his choice by us, far above ethnic consideration.
“We therefore as coalition of Civil Society Groups in Delta State, ask the Federal Government to renew or extend his tenure “