By Wilson Macaulay
Chief Victor Otomiewo the Unuevworo of Ekpan in Uvwie Kingdom and former
Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Delta State has vowed that he will
employ every legal instrument at his disposal to enforce vice president Yemi Osibanjo’s
directive for companies operating in the Niger Delta Region to ensure that they maintain
their operational head quarters in the region.
Chief Otomiewo the traditional head of Ekpan made this remark while reacting to the
alleged plot of some faceless cabals who are planning secretly to relocate the head
quarters of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company from Ekpan to Abuja.
While dismissing the story as a rumor, Chief Otomiewo said: “ I must stress here that the
so called plan to relocate the head quarters of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company from
Ekpan to Abuja cannot be true, for me it is a rumor because, for such a policy to be
implemented it has to be tabled at the top management level or at the ministerial briefing.
To say that cabals are behind the purported plan to relocate the NGMC clearly shows the
crass ignorance of the authors of this fallacy, adding that a cabal cannot under any guise
carry out such evil imagination while we watch aloof.
Chief Otomiewo while answering a question on the possibility of the rumor turning out to
be true remarked: “I don’t want to believe that it is true, but if it turns out to be true then I
will say it is a negation of the directive of vice president Yemi Osibanjo and we the
people of Uvwie kingdom, the HOSTCOM, the Niger Delta People, PANDEF will rise
against it and you know what that means” he said.
Also speaking in reaction to the NGMC planned relocation, the National Coordinator of
Concerned Deltans for Good Governance Network Chief Francis Vevakpor contended
that the story cannot be true because for such a crucial decision to be taken it must be
legislated upon at both the House of Reps and the Senate.
He added: “I believe that nobody can out smart or arm twists Senator Ovie Omo Agege to
do that against the collective wish of the Niger Delta people.
Chief Vevakpor called on all state holders to remain calm and treat the rumor as a non