Delta leaders on Monday condemned the recent kidnap of the 82-year old mother of Nigerian Finance Minister and former World Bank Managing Director, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Professor Kamene Okonjo, describing the abduction as barbaric and unreasonable.
The leaders in a statement signed by the Director of Communications of The People’s Movement, Mrs. Ibifuro Tatua said they were disgusted at the “Gestapo like manner in which the kidnappers went about the incident.
The leaders, who advised the kidnappers to release the minister’s mother immediately, urged the police and other security agents to track the kidnappers.
They also praised the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for setting high standards in sports, security and management of public finances. “Through sheer intelligence, courage and determination of Governor Uduaghan, Delta State topped the 18th National Sports festival’s medals table with 114 gold, 99 silver and 75 bronze medals. Delta is the best in sports. ” the leaders said.
Continuing, the leaders said “Uduaghan’s leadership goes beyond the incredible speed and cost of providing critical infrastructure, paying salaries, gratuities, pensions, employing large number of qualified people into the civil service based largely on merit and financing the education of thousands in local and foreign universities
They also reaffirmed the governor’s commitment to complete all on-going projects in the state within the life span of the administration.
“We thank the good and peace loving people of the state who have refused to be hoodwinked by the tissues of lies and propaganda being woven and dished out by desperate politicians and their sponsors” the statement added.