People's Democratic Party has has call on president Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the current minister of Niger Delta and the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission due to copious allegations of fraud leveled against the minister and the IMC.
The commission is currently facing probe from both National Assembly's committee on Niger Delta and investigative bodies of the government due to allegations of corruption, massive looting, recklessness and infractions.
Former managing director of the commission Joy Nunieh has at both the national assembly and national television accused Akpabio of corrupt dealings. Her house in Port Harcourt was on Thursday barricaded by armed police men to prevent her from going to Abuja where she will face committee probing the commission. She has to be rescued by the governor of her state Nyesom Wike who moved her to government house.
According to the main opposition party, though it acknowledges the presidential statement that the investigation should be speedily done, the investigative efforts will be rubbished if the minister and the committee still holds their positions. They believe the accused could tamper with pieces of evidence that could be used to nail them. The party's stand was made known by the National publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan.
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