Niger Delta youths under the aegis of Niger Delta Freedom Fighters have sent a strong warning to the federal government, rejecting the appointment of Mr Effiong Okon Akwa as sole administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Niger Delta youths sent the strong warning on Friday while pouring libations and laying curses on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The youths called for the immediate constitution of a substantive board of the NDDC, stressing they are not against the forensic audit of the interventionist agency.
In a video that has since gone viral on social media, a leader of the group was seen laying curses on Akpabio while followers were chanting a “freedom comes by struggle” song.
“We are using it [a gin] to curse Akpabio and his cronies. This is the traditional wine recognised by the gods of Urhobo nation. This is the traditional wine recognised by the gods of the Niger Delta. We swear for Akpabio with the native chalk. If he refused to do the right thing, he will die.
“This kola here is what we use to appease the gods. We are calling on the gods of the Niger Delta to visit Akpabio. This is our cowries and allegator pepper. Akpabio, you shall dream of us until you do the right thing. Any diabolic means you used in the presidency, we nolify. All our leaders that are sleeping, wake up, one man cannot overthrow us.
“Finally, this is a warning. We are coming en masse. We are coming. Everywhere will shutdown. Our roads in the Niger Delta are bad. If you are taking from Warri to Benin, there is no way; Warri to Agbor, there is no way. Different federal roads in the Niger Delta are very bad.
The NDDC is an intervention agency for us. If there is a board, the NDDC would be functional. We are not stopping the presidency from doing the forensic audit but the idea of bringing one man to oversee our future, the sole administrator, we reject it. We rebuke it. We cast it out,” the leader of the youths was heard saying.
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