After a group, Coalition of APC Support Groups in Nigeria, Cross Rivers State chapter, this week circulated a petition in the media, frowning at the recent appointment of Akin Ricketts as the new Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Board and further calling “on the President to review the appointment of Mr Akin Ricketts as Board Chairman of NPA”, several indigenes of Cross River State, have come down hard on the authors of the petition.
The said petition, endorsed by one Iso Bassey Edim and Edo Owan, parading as State Chairman and State Secretary respectively, was described as “a terrible case of household enemies” by one Cross Riverian just as several other high profile Cross Riverians condemned the petition.
Joseph Ekpang II, Head, Department of Mass Communication, University of Calabar, openly lamented that, “I don’t know why we can’t celebrate the success of others. Shame!”. Ekpang does not appear to be alone as Kaka Nyiam maintains that, ” political satanism is the practice in APC CRS.”
Owan Kryss Etta visibly pained by the actions of the authors of this petition, blurts out, “can we for once drop this names (parties, clubs or whatever) and support ours sons and daughters when they get appointed?” His submission enjoys the support of member representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Alex Egbona, who clearly wrote that Etta was “very correct and apt” in asking this question.
Former House of Reps member, Peter Igbodor while throwing his support behind Ricketts’ appointment emphasises that, “whoever complains about this appointment na witch”, supported by Idiga Paul Adinya’s ” may his detractors languish in obscurity and confusion.”
In the midst of all, cleric and former Commissioner of Finance in CRS, ‘Takis Caiafas, caps it all, congratulating Ricketts on this new appointment, “God continue to expand your coast…well deserved”, he ended.
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