The All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring the Niger Delta Militants to frustrate the efforts of current President Mohammadu Buhari.
The South-South zone of the APC, in a meeting held in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday, condemned the renewed militant attacks in the region, and said the main objective of the Niger Delta Avengers was to frustrate and derail President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The communiqué, signed by the APC National Vice-Chairman South-South, Hilliard Eta, and the Zonal Secretary, Steven Ezekwem, also rejected the inclusion of the Niger Delta region in the “imaginary State of Biafra”.
The party, which described the inclusion as “dubious”, said, “Niger Delta is not, cannot and will never be part of Biafra.”
“The zone is cocksure that the nefarious and ruinous activities of the ‘Avengers’ are not driven by any patriotic and altruistic impulse,” the APC said in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting.
“We have compelling reasons to strongly assert that these activities are sponsored and instigated by the opposition PDP to derail and frustrate the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari because of its determination to fight against corruption, stabilise and put our country on the path of sustainable development.”
The party commended Mr. Buhari and the APC-led national government for the courage to commence the clean-up of Ogoniland and other parts of Niger Delta.