VOTP NEWS: APC Youths in Cross River State Protest Appointment of Hon. Asu Okang to NDDC Board
The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths of Cross River State have taken to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the recent appointment of Hon. Asu Okang to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board. The appointment, which has caused a stir of controversy, took place on the 30th of August, 2023. The protesters gathered at the party’s Secretariat in Calabar, where they voiced their concerns over the appointment.
Hon. Asu Okang, a devoted member of the Opposition Party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, has been selected for a position on the NDDC Board. The decision has not gone down well with the APC youths, who believe that the appointment is politically motivated and not in the best interest of the people.
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During the protest, the APC youths called on President Bola Tinubu to reconsider the appointment of Hon. Asu Okang to the NDDC Board. They argued that Okang’s affiliation with the PDP contradicts the principles of fairness and equity that should guide appointments to such crucial positions.
One of the main points of contention raised by the protesters is that the appointment of Hon. Asu Okang allegedly violates the NDDC Act. The youth protesters argued that the NDDC Act emphasizes the need for non-partisan and qualified individuals to serve on the board, and they believe that Okang’s political affiliation goes against this requirement.
VOTP NEWS attempted to reach out to its legal team to seek clarification on how the appointment might potentially violate the NDDC Act. However, as of now, the news agency is still awaiting clarity on this matter.
The protest has ignited debates and discussions across the state, drawing attention to the broader issues of political appointments and their impact on regional development. As the controversy unfolds, the APC youths remain resolute in their call for a reconsideration of the appointment and for a more transparent and fair selection process that aligns with the principles and tenets of their political party the APC