President of the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro has lambasted the youth wing of the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum, PANDEF, for attacking the Edwin Clark – led elders group.
Akpodoro noted in a statement issued in Abuja, Wednesday that the youth wing of the group was over reaching itself by going so low to vilify a personality of E.K. Clark standing in matters concerning the good of the Delta region.
He berated Famous Daunemigha – led group describing it as lacking in character and decorum adding that the youth wing of PANDEF is peopled by a “bunch of badly brought up moral delinquents youths with undeveloped conscience” wondering why a Niger Deltan of 21st century would describe an old man who seeks the good of the Niger Delta region all his like Chief Clark as a “dying old man.”
The former warrior stated that the group shouldn’t provoke anger in the region as he applauded the elders for its adoption of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Stressing further, the Urhobo – born ex-militant leader said much more than anyone, Chief Clark has contributed his quota to the development of the region and thereby deserves respect from all Nigerians particularly the people of the region saying, those who insult him were only doing so at their own peril.
He stated that at above 90 years of age, Chief Clark was only taking pains to work for the generations behind him as he had done in the past, adding that it was a most uncharitable thing for those he is working for to turn around to insult him.
He described the Daunemigha group as reckless, idle, senseless who does not know what is good. The people Niger Delta region, he noted, needed more of the wisdom and knowledge of Chief Clark.
Alhaji Atiku, he saod, is the best choice for the region as he has promised to give the region a face – lift in massive developments both human and material, having promised to restructure the socio-economic and political structure of the country.
He said the PDP candidate has promised to engage the youths by providing massive employment saying his promise won’t be like that of the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, who has hatred for the region’s youth.
“He deceived me in 2015 to work against my people only to betray the trust while he empowered the lazy and idle Fulani youths. President Buhari cannot be trusted or taken seriously for any reason because he detests the good of our region.
“Chief Clark’s group did well by endorsing Atiku who is our hope for a better region.” Akpodoro stated.
Akpodoro called on the people of Delta state to vote for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to finish the good job he he started four years ago in the state saying that the people of Urhobo land should not take those he described as ethnic jingoists seriously.