- The PDP has called on President Buhari to immediately suspend the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio
- The party said the corruption saga rocking the NDDC was enough grounds to suspend Akpabio from office
- The PDP made the call in a statement through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately suspend the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio, from office.
The PDP made the call in a statement issued on Friday, July 17, in a statement through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, Daily Trust reported.
The party pointed out that the corruption saga rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was enough grounds to suspend Akpabio from office.
The PDP stated that the reported corruption at the NDDC has brought huge embarrassment to the Buhari administration.
It said though the president had ordered a speedy investigation of the activities of the NDDC, such a probe can only be successful if Akpabio is suspended.
Meanwhile, the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has been asked to resign from his office over alleged fraud said to have occurred at the NDDC under his watch.
The demand for Akpabio’s resignation was made by Jackson Lekan Ojo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a chat with Vanguard.
Ojo said the minister should be removed from office the same way Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was removed from office when faced with allegations of wrongdoings.
The politician noted that it was important for Akpabio’s to step aside or be suspended to allow a thorough investigation at the NDDC.
In another report, as the corruption mess in the NDDC continues to dig deeper, the House of Representatives has summoned the minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akapbio.
Akpabio was slammed with a summon notice on Friday, July 17, by the House of Reps committee on the Niger Delta commission.
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, the managing director of the commission, was also summoned barely 24 hours he walked out of the probing committee.
The decision to summon the Akpabio was reached after Joi Nunieh, a former MD of NDDC, had accused the minister of committing alleged misconduct.
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