Our sacrificial efforts to work for your victory during the 2015 polls amid intimidating opposition from

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Dr. Ibe Kachikwu



Telephone: 07032355646


 October15, 2018

The President

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari GCFR

Aso Villa


Your Excellency,

Our sacrificial efforts to work for your victory during the 2015 polls amid intimidating opposition from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has no doubt been justified in the last three and half years, through visible infrastructural projects.  

We can boldly say so, considering the achievements of your administration across the country, particularly Delta State, which is our flagship base.

Sir, the projects that looked like a mirage in Delta State prior to 2015 when your administration took over the mantle of leadership, have become reality for doubting Thomases to see and verify for themselves. The projects include, but not limited to the following:

* Ongoing Dredging of Escravos Bar/ Warri River in Warri South- West, Warri South and Warri North Local Government Areas.

* Infrastructural uplift and resumption of academic activities at Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, Warri South- West Local Government Area.

* Revitalization of the moribund DSC, Ovwian- Aladja, now being operated by Premium Steel and Mines Limited, PSML.

* Construction of the Itakpe- Ajaokuta- Warri (AladjaJetty) Railway Line and from Aladja to Warri Town Port, Refinery and from Itakpe to Abuja.

* Construction of Tebu-Gbokoda pavement Road Network for Olero Creek, Warri North Local Government Area.

* Patching of portholes, pavement strengthening repairs of failed sections and general maintenance works along Amukpe- Eku- Abraka-Umutu-Agbor (Edo State Border).

* Recent FEC approval of the $64.2m Escravos Power Project.

* The Immeasurable educational support to public schools in the State through the engagement of N-Power recruits to cover up for the short fall of hundreds of teachers that have retired and

* Federal Government School feeding Programme for Pupils in Public Primary Schools.

Your Excellency, while we will continue to propagate your enviable achievements and work tirelessly for the growth of All Progressive Congress, APC, we are constrained to publicly draw your attention to actions of the Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, which almost killed the growth of All Progressives Congress in Delta State in favour of Peoples Democratic Party.

 Rather than take up leadership responsibility of APC in Delta State, ensuring that members of the party are united with a view to taking over administration of Delta State Government House in 2019, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu is working with Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowaof the PDP under the guise of being a technocrat.

We have it on good authority that Dr. Kachikwu hobnobs and patronizes Governor Okowa as well as businessmen who are members of PDP, thus frustrating investors in Delta State that are leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC.  In-fact, most of our APC leaders who have shown capacity, professionalism and have structures on groundin the Oil and Gas sector, are virtually going out of business, while their counterparts in the PDP are flourishing and even taking glory for your administration's achievements in that sector.

Mr. President, whenever APC leaders in the State are privileged to ask the Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources what his relationship with businessmen who are members of PDP intends to achieve, his excuse will be that he's wooing them to APC, but till date, none of such associates of Dr. Kachikwu are in APC, instead they continue to enjoy stronger political and economic ties with Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. It is critical to note that this counter-productive decoy of Dr. Kachikwu started when you appointed him as then Group Managing Director of NNPC/Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, a dual portfolio that is the first in the history of Nigeria. We would be tempted to mention the names of the PDP businessmen and their companies, which Dr. Kachikwu patronized to promote the fortune of PDP in the Niger Delta at large and Delta State in particular in subsequent publications. This has become imperative as a result of the faulty foundation Dr. Kachikwu laid, which is today being used to railroad and blackmail the current GMD of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru and the MD of NPDC, Yusuf S. Matashi into doing the bidding of PDP against your administration’s agenda as well as that of the APC.

Unfortunately, the Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru is following the footsteps of Dr. Kachikwu under the guise of preventing pipeline vandalism and sabotage. Maybe Dr. Kachikwu and Dr. Baru are telling us that APC members in Delta State who are indigenous investors in the oil and gas industry as well as government security agencies can't perform their legitimate responsibility.

Frustratingly as well, is the award of pipeline maintenance/surveillance jobs to members of PDP, even though records show that oil and gas investors in the Niger Delta, particularly in Delta State, determine political leadership and party growth.

We dare to say that the body language of Dr. IbeKachikwu is technically preparing the ground for Dr. Okowa's re-election in 2019. At this juncture, we must stress that all efforts will be geared towards the victory of Delta State APC Governorship candidate in the 2019 polls, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, no matter the antics of PDP moles in the APC, who are thriving as a result of appointments they got from your administration.

While there are indications that Dr. Kachikwu may be fueling the divisive tendencies in our great party, APC in Delta State, we equally heard from credible sources that Dr. Kachikwu was advised by Governor Ifeanyi Okowato drop the three Political Advisers recommended to him by leaders of the APC in Delta State. It must be noted that the essence of the appointments, which was aborted halfway by Dr. Kachikwu, was to create a fertile ground for APC to have stronger roots in Delta South, Delta Central and Delta North senatorial districts of the state.

Mr. President, we want to respectfully appeal to you to keep a close watch of some members of your cabinet, who are sabotaging your efforts with a view to terminating their appointments since they have become fifth columnists in your administration. Dr. Kachikwushould be directed to desist from the deliberate economic shut-out of APC members in the oil and gas sector in Delta State and stop romancing with PDP led Delta State government to the detriment of APC members, since we only have few months to the 2019 elections and our short term target is to ensure that you win the entire Niger Delta apart from other parts of the country.

Your Excellency, we humbly and eagerly look forward to your prompt action.

Thanks in anticipation


Prince David Iwere



Mr. Erefoluwa Keka


Dr. Emiko Ofuyaekpone



* The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress

* Delta State Chairman, All Progressives Congress

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