By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN — ONE of the founding members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Elder Sunny Uyigue, yesterday, said that the re-appointment of former Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, as chairman of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, by President Goodluck Jonathan, was an affront on Nigerian youths.
Attributing the appointment to what he described as the 2015 presidential ambition of President Jonathan, Uyigue, who is now a chieftain of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state, said the action of the President was contrary to his promise to provide employment opportunities for the youths, adding that this “is plot to finally make Anenih chairman BOT of PDP.
“Presdent Jonathan promised the youths of Nigeria jobs, so why will he now make Chief Anenih, at almost 80, Chairman of NPA, where he had served before?”
Expressing confidence that the proposed mega party, ahead the 2015 presidential election, will see to the end of PDP in the country, Uyigue, said: “The July 14 governorship election in Edo State, where Mr. Adams Oshiomhole won in the entire 18 local government areas, was supposed to tell the President that PDP is dead in many states of the federation as a result of their dictatorial style of leadership.
“If Jonathan decides to give a man almost 80 such position, then what is the hope of the youths and yet he preaches youths empowerment.”