HomeNIGERIANDDC probe: PDP demands Akpabio’s suspension, disbandment of IMC

NDDC probe: PDP demands Akpabio’s suspension, disbandment of IMC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately suspend the Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio, following several fraud allegations against him in the corruption saga rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Besides, the opposition party is seeking the disbandment of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC where officials are alleged to have engaged in looting of funds.

The party in a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that with the massive allegations of corruption, treasury looting, recklessness and manifest public unruliness of the NDDC management, the Minister and the IMC have become a huge embarrassment not only to the Buhari administration but also to the Niger Delta region and the nation at large.

The PDP said that although President Buhari has ordered a speedy and coordinated investigation of the activities of the NDDC management, such an important probe cannot yield any credible result as long as Senator Akpabio and indicted IMC are still in charge in the commission.

It said the immediate suspension of the Minister and members of the IMC was the only way to ensure that such individuals do not interfere with investigations or tamper with vital documents.

The PDP argued that suspension should be a prelude to unhindered investigation and prosecution of all those indicted in the wholesale fraud in the NDDC, which has hindered the commission from delivering its mandate to the people of the Niger Delta region.

Share this story
Written by

Signature TV is a multi-media company, owners and operators of signaturetv.org and producers of The Signature Show on AIT and Corruption Tori. Our programmes are broadcast on the AIT Network and on Seven NTA stations across the country. We are content providers for a number of television networks and some State TV stations, with a respected 24/7, high online and offline followership. We are also Communications/Media Consultants to MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Daily Updates

Subscribe to get news updates