By Timi Black
Former Patani Local Government Council Chairman, Hon, Barr. Perez Omoun, has faulted alleged attack against NNPC Chief Operation Officer, COO, Chief Adokiye Tombomeiye by purported Niger Delta Liberation Movement (NDLM), which is threatening show down.
The former council boss who spoke with section of the media in Yenagoa, briefed newsmen that Chief Adokiye Tombomeiye is doing his best to reposition the NNPC, stressing that he should be applauded, instead of mischievous attacks on him.
Omoun Esq, said there was no point for the Niger Delta Liberation Movement (NDLM) to threaten show down with Chief Adokiye Tombomeiye, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over what they described as divide and rule.
Recall, the NDLM had earlier accused the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Adokiye of not having Niger Delta region at heart, adding that his anti-Niger Delta activities were capable of threatening the existing peace in the region.
Omoun said the body is just seeking attention and that their request can’t be granted, noting that if there is anyone fanning trouble in the Niger Delta, it should be NDLM and not Adokiye.
However, he exonerated Mr. Adokiye from the claims of the group, saying the office of the NNPC COO doesn’t have anything to do with such faceless body and that the office is to service Nigeria and not a group or club of few friends.
The Patani political leader, described such outburst against Mr. Adokiye as unwarranted and shameful coming from some microscopic people who are frustrated with the achievements and new innovation and better running of the NNPC without doing the old pathway.
According to Hon. Perez Omoun, the general public should disregard the group claims in one skewed online platform.
He called on security agencies to be at alert to quell any unrest to be fanned in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and any part of the Niger Delta in the pretence of peaceful protest to cause mayhem in order to disrupt the relative peace in the region.
The defunct LGA boss, urged the group to leave the NNPC COO alone and find better ways to channel their frustration as the NNPC is not a political organization.