Some South-South women in politics had shown solidarity behind Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, when they countered arguments that portrayed him as incompetent.
The women argued that rumours about the scrapping of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was untrue.
The statement signed by the Coordinator of South-South Women Alliance, SSWA, Dr Mary Alli, praised Akpabio for showing prudence, wisdom and courage.
According to a statement issued in Benin on Sunday, the women applauded Akpabio for proving his sincerity by remaining constant to the Niger Delta cause.
Women in Politics Discards Rumours of Scrapping NDDC
They reiterated that the news story on the scrapping of NDDC is false, provocative and mischievous.
They said it shows disgraceful ignorance of the discussion in Nigeria on the repositioning of NDDC and the development of the Niger Delta region.
The statement emphasized the organization’s great work in NDDC and the services of Akpabio to the good people of the region.
It said Senator Godswill Akpabio is zealous in their cause. “The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs is doing good service. He is promoting the interests of the Niger Delta people”.
The statement threw a good deal of light on the positive change in the people’s feelings towards the All Progressives Congress, APC government.
Alli expressed the group’s gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for paying particular attention to the Niger Delta.