SNM pass vote of confidence on NCMDB boss Wabote
Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) have passed a vote of confidence on the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Monitoring Development Board (NCMDB) boss, Engr. Kesiyi Simbi Wabote.
Rev Solomon Semaka, Convener of SNM in a statement distanced itself from calls for nationwide protest against Wabote by one Joshua Abah bent on tarnishing his reputation.
The group insisted that Abah is not even remotely affiliated with SNM and wondered what he wanted to achieve by dragging an innocent man’s name in the mud using a structure that’s well known for constructive engagements.
The rights group warned persons interested in Engr. Wabote’s office and are scheming to push him off to look elsewhere and stop the distraction and blackmail against him.
The group urged Nigerians to disregard any and all statements emanating from Save Nigeria Movement which are signed by Abah.
The group contended that the Wabote has been absolved of all the baseless allegations leveled against him both from competent courts within and outside the country and should not be dragged into needless squabbles that will impinge on the development agenda he is presently pursuing.
It noted: “We have great confidence in the current management of NCMDB. The legal victories won by Engr. Simbi Wabote against blackmailers at various courts is a clear statement that the gentleman is focused and dedicated to developing local content and growing the Nigerian economy.
” What he needs now is our moral support and not distractions. We therefore pass a vote of confidence on his administration and urge Nigerians to give him their maximum support”.
“let it be clear that we do not know Joshua Abah, he is not affiliated with us and we did not authorise any publication or a planned protest against Engr. Simbi Wabote.
” Due diligence carried out after our attention was drawn to the empty allegations purportedly made by Jackson Ude revealed that Wabote is innocent and just a victim of continued vendetta and cheap blackmail which must be disregarded by all well-meaning Nigerians
“Credible intelligence at our disposal indicates that, some person’s with vested interests have budgeted millions of naira to tarnish the good image and works of the NCMDB boss by leveraging on the reputation of credible CSOs and media houses.
” It is unpatriotic to use criminal elements to discredit honest leaders who are toiling day and night to serve the people. We condemn this Machiavellian tactic and we will never support those who think they can rise by pulling others down”, the statement added.
“The public must disregard comments and utterances by Joshua Abah.”
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