OLA JAMES, WARRI
The Ndokwa Ethnic people of Delta State have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to order, over what they describe as his derogatory statements against the people of the area. The leaders of the community said the Ndokwas were peace-loving people and wondered why the Vice- President should describe them as “vandals.”
“We, the Ndokwa nation cannot fold our arms and watch Prof. Osinbajo call us vandals; we want him to use his good office to address injustice being meted against our people,” the leaders stressed.
In a statement by Messrs Ozegbe Adoh and Odanike Azuka , National President and Publicity Secretary, respectively, the leaders maintained that the Ndokwa nation played host to seven oil companies, including an independent power plant and still remained in darkness.
“We shall be happy if the President and the VP speedily address pressing issues confronting the Ndokwa nation. Besides, we are also waiting for the three weeks agreed upon with our leaders as well as our House of Representative members in Abuja to elapse,” they added.
The multi-million naira independent power plant was shut last week by protesting Ndokwa youths who were embittered over alleged marginalisation of the people by Agip Oil Company. They, however, vacated the premises after a truce reached during an emergency meeting held between the company’s representatives and stakeholders.