11 July 2018, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — The Action Democratic Party, ADP, has berated the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for failing to remit over N40billion to the Federation Account, as announced by the Minister of Finance.
Recall that the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, stated that FAAC meeting in a deadlock over the inability of NNPC to present accurate figures.
Adesoun had announced that the figures NNPC was proposing for FAAC were unacceptable.
But the South-South Zonal Chairman of ADP, Sen. Rowland Owie, berated the All Progressives Congress-led federal government of ruining the country beyond redemption.
Owei speaking to our correspondent in Port Harcourt on the sideline of the South-South Zonal meeting of the party stated that it was shameful that the second Niger Bridge could not be completed in the 16years of PDP, and was more shameful that APC has ruined the country beyond redemption.
“A country that produces oil but doesn’t know the amount of crude oil it produces, it is so shameful.
“As we speak FAAC cannot share money to states because NNPC is not remitting any money.
“If we continue like this as a country, then the generation yet unborn will curse us. Nigeria is richly blessed with good weather and good soil unlike other parts of the world with snow and other severe weather.”
The Party leader equally described the coming together of PDP and 38 other political parties to form a coalition against 2019 as a confucionist arrangement by power thirsty people who have ruined the country in the last 19years.
He explained that ADP cannot join the coalition as it would mean partaking in the leprosy of those who have ruined the country since the return of democracy in 1999.
“I want to appeal to my brothers and sisters from the South-South and Nigeria to be united to get APC out of government because since they came they have only ruined the nation.
“It got to a point that Policemen are now demonstrating over nonpayment of salaries, is that the police force that will work?
“The truth is that ADP is the greatest alternative, we cannot continue the way we have been doing things, ADP is owned by the people and not by one person.”