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Oshiomhole claims PDP behind Niger Delta unrest

20 January 2016, 13:21

Lagos – Adams Oshiomhole, Edo State governor, has blamed the People’s Democratic Party for the current tensions in Niger Delta, saying that they empowered violent citizens.

Daily Post reported that Oshiomhole made this statement to the Niger Delta Ministry when they paid him a visit in Benin City,

He assured Pastor Usani Uguru, the new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs,  that he has his work cut out for him in order to remedy the wrongs that was done by the PDP government in the city who “made more noise about the Niger Delta than work.”

Also Read: PDP chieftain chides Buhari for dwindling economy

“They empowered the wrong people because they showed capacity for violence and then ignored the real people who were peaceful, who just wanted development. Therefore, you have a huge task to bring development and carry out massive reforms for our people and you need to re-enlighten our people to recognise that the long term challenge of bringing prosperity to our people will not necessarily continue to be driven by intervention agencies, it has to do with creating jobs and making the region peaceful.”

Read more at Daily Post

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