The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has suspended its National Coordinator and Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio over what it termed poor leadership.
PSC Suspended Akpabio on Saturday at it’s National general meeting and merit awards in Abuja where the senator was supposed to deliver a speech.
The PSC founder and National Facilitator, Gideon Sammani and the Organisation’s Director of Media, Dr. Kailani Muhammad, said the suspension order was carried out to ensure the survival and revitalization of the organization.
The president Muhammadu Buhari political support organization said Akpabio was undermining the progress of the organisation, which they said was the platform of his ministerial nomination and confirmation.
According to the 41- member national executive committee ,“While PSC has supported the APC and the re-election of President Muhammad Buhari in the 2019 election, regrettably it is gradually drifting due to failed leadership of the National Coordinator.
“We are worried that in an attempt to bring back PSC to glory, whose members have committed themselves to the successful reelection of the President in 2019, the National Coordinator, whose appointment as Minister was through the platform, has abandoned the organisation and its members.
“But we cannot hold back and watch PSC that was positively established to sink as a result of inactivity. Those who worked for APC and the President must be carried along,” Sammani said.
He said that APC members are very experienced people, who worked tirelessly to refocus the organization and to enable it achieve its objectives, but that the National Coordinator became a cog in the wheel of its progress.
He said that at the close of 2020, a National Conference with the theme: “Fairness, Equity and Justice: Panacea for Peace, Unity and Development” was mooted but to the chagrin of every member, Akpabio skillfully turned down the idea in the pretext of shifting the time for the conference to January, 2021, which is yet to see the light of the day.
He said, “Senator Akpabio as National Coordinator was appointed as Minister for Niger Delta through the PSC platform but the Organisation is worst hit by his inactions.
He said that even to offer advice, defend government policy and constructively criticise it where necessary has remained a huge challenge to Akpabio.
He also said that an ad-hoc committee was set up under Ambassador Lawal Munir to rejig the organisation but the suspended National Coordinator was yet to act on the committee’s submission.