APC lauds Buhari’s ini­tia­tives on Niger Delta

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

The Rivers State chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) has com­mended Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari over his ef­forts to re­store peace in the Niger Delta. The party also com­mended the pres­i­dent for his de­ter­mi­na­tion to ac­tu­alise the multi-bil­lion dol­lar LagosCal­abar coastal rail-line project.

In a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day in Port Har­court, signed by its chair­man, Davis Ikanya, the APC noted that Pres­i­dent Buhari did not only ap­prove di­a­logue with Niger Delta mil­i­tants, but also re­cently met with stake­hold­ers from the re­gion in a bid to deepen his peace ini­ti­ate.

It also ex­pressed joy over the re­cent for­mal sign­ing of the con­tract for the ex­e­cu­tion of the $11.97 bil­lion coastal rail-line project. “With th­ese laud­able steps, Pres­i­dent Buhari has demon­strated his sin­cere and gen­uine con­cern and in­ter­est for the peace, eman­ci­pa­tion and devel­op­ment of the Niger Delta re­gion. Just as he did in the case of the Ogoni clean-up ex­er­cise, Pres­i­dent Buhari, by th­ese two epochal acts, has once more vin­di­cated our ear­lier dec­la­ra­tion that he is a true son of the Niger Delta re­gion. "We are re­as­sured that the pres­i­dent will keep his prom­ise to re­build our re­gion, and we wish to ap­peal to our youths to toe the line of peace and al­low the pres­i­dent to de­velop our re­gion.”

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