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PDP chieftan asks NASS to dump new petroleum act bill

By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—FORMER PDP governorship aspirant in Delta State, Mr. Sunny Onuesoke, has charged both chambers of the National Assembly not to pass the new petroleum act into law and said the new petroleum act is aimed at further impoverishing the people of the Niger Delta.

Onuesoke, who stated this while fielding questions from our correspondent in his Ughelli office, argued that the act is a ploy to further deprive the people of the oil rich region of their God-given resource.

He said as true representatives of Nigerians, the National Assembly should take a critical look at the bill and dispose of it, stressing that the act if passed into law would only truncate the peace the government is trying to enthrone in the region.

Onuesoke, who is the Special Project Director, Ughelli /Asaba road dualization, said the National Assembly should rather come up with bills that would engender the development of the people of the region. He held that the people have suffered for too long.

He lamented that the people of the region have suffered enough injustice in the hands of government, pointing out that it was time for the Federal Government to come up with more visible policies and programmes that would speed up the development of the people and the region.

Speaking further, he hailed President Umaru Yar’Adua for paying a two- day working visit to Bayelsa State, and expressed hope that the visit would further stimulate the president’s desire to develop the region.


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