By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA—Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, have hailed the appointment of Prof. Nelson Brambaifa as the state’s representative on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
While the state chairman of the party, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, described the appointment as “noble and satisfactory,” one of the chieftains, Engr Preye Aganaba, who was also the Bayelsa central senatorial candidate in 2015 general election, described the appointment as “a positive step for the state and the Niger Delta region.”
He said: “We must, however, thank Mr President for consulting with relevant stakeholders on the appointment.”
In his reaction, state deputy chairman of the party, Eddi Julius, said: “This is how appointments are made, with due consultations with stakeholders, with men who had given blood, sweat and tears to make this party great.” Previously, only one man sat down and handed appointments.”
The elated former Chairman of Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state reflected on the controversy that torn the state branch of the party apart and regretted that “when appointments are clandestinely given to those who did everything to stop APC from winning Abuja at the expense of those who sacrificed their all to install change, people are going to be disappointed. It was what almost collapsed the party here in the state, one man’s selfishness and ambitions.”