By Our Reporter
Cross River Governor, Sen. Bassey Edet Otu has commended President Bola Tinubu for replacing Asu Okang with Orok Duke the State Commissioner for the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC).
August 29, 2023 Mr. Okang was announced as the NDDC Commissioner from the State, immediately, APC members began protesting.
Their reason for protesting was solely that Mr. Okang is an active opposition party member (PDP). Following pressure from the state, President Tinubu reversed his decision.
Otu in his commendation signed his Press Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Ogbeche, released on Friday said “I wish to graciously thank Mr. President for acting timely and decisively in correcting what I believe was not a deliberate anomaly in the nomination of a non-member of our great party, the APC, into the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
“The swiftness in which the matter that has agitated millions of our party faithful not just in Cross River State, but across the country, demonstrates that we have a listening president, one who is prepared to respond to the yearning and aspirations of not just APC members, but Nigerians in general.”
Otu used the opportunity to congratulate Mr. Duke on his being named into the NDDC board and charged him to see it as an opportunity to attract developmental projects to the state especially oil-bearing communities.
The governor also hailed members of the party in the state for being steadfast, calling on them to be patient with his administration as he remains committed to his People’s First Agenda of placing the state amongst those up in the development index.