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I was accused of starting militancy in N’Delta — Attah

FORMER Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah has said that he was accused of starting militancy in the Niger Delta simply because he called for resource control. Attah who made the assertion while fielding questions from newsmen on Friday in his Uyo residence recalled how the Nigerian president then had shouted and pointed accusing finger at him during a political function in Port Harcourt that he was the cause of militancy in the region.

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Direct LGAs funding: FG replacing one evil with another evil – Attah

The President Muhammadu Buhari  administration, last week, announced plans to begin direct allocation to local governments from June 1 to stop state governors from hijacking those funds through their Joint Account Allocation Committees. In this interview, elder statesman and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah described the Federal Government’s move as unconstitutional, saying it is an attempt to “right a wrong with another wrong.”

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