A coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Militant leaders has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his refusal to be swayed by the campaign of calumny and blackmail against members of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying they are in support of the President’s decision to extend the tenure of the Interim Management Committee of the Commission.
The Ex-militant leaders from the Nine States of the region under the aegis of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI) and led by the President, Pastor Clifford Wilson popularly known as Pastor Reuben, said the people of the Niger Delta region are happy by the decision to extend the tenure of the IMC led by the acting managing director, Professor Kemebradikumi Daniel.
“We are happy with manner in which Professor Kemebradikumi Daniel and his team are managing and running the intervention body and we  want to  pass a vote of confidence on the team  because we have not seen any impropriate being carried  out since they assumed office rather they are doing everything  within limited resources to provide succors to our people.”
On the repeated sponsored attacks against Political Office Holders from the region, the LPCDI warned those involved in the recent allege blackmail and wicked campaign against political office holders from the region to desist, “we call on them to desist from the persist campaign of calumny and blackmailing against  political office holders in the media at any slightest acrimony.”
“The people must learn to eschew bitterness and accommodate one another without throwing spanners in their works. We, as Niger Delta people, must learn to always support our own. No one is hundred per cent perfect but we shouldn’t drag them into opprobrium always particularly on the media mostly burn out of selfishness.”
“Many of our people are selfish, parochial and myopic who would prefer to be “settled” than an officer holders develop our land. Anyone who wants development in our land must as a matter of our corporate survival rally around Political office holders not kick against or attack them.”
“ We advise the Ag MD NDDC to maintain his good name that he has earn over time while ensuring development goes down to the riverine communities who are desperately desirous of developmental growth. Also, we pledge to work with NDDC board towards maintaining  an enduring peace in the region.”