Global Peace Movement international, UK, an international Anti corruption NGO has condemned the manner in which the Senate was quick to arrive at a conclusion that the NDDC Spent 1.3trn between 2015-2019.
According to the President General of the group ,Dr. Mike Uyi , in a press statement wondered how the Senate would have hurriedly arrived at that conclusion when the House of Assembly is still yet to conclude and submit it’s report on the public hearing.
Uyi also said it is important to also note that during the public hearing the speaker Mr femi Gbajabiamila stressed that the investigations is not to intimidate or harrass anybody but a fact finding mission.
And he wondered if the statement is through ,why is the house trying to divert attention from the substantial matter to issuing of treats to the minister of the Niger delta.
Parts of the statement reads “The world is watching keenly on the investigation going on over the Niger Delta Development Commission’s spending over the years, and any plan to intimidate the minister ,Godswill Akpabio just to cover up some revelation indicting the National Assembly members is unacceptable”
“Akpabio is a Minister of the Niger Delta and not the minister if NDDC ,his role is purely a supervisory role and one will begin to wonder why the National Assembly is trying to divert attention from the main issue on ground”.
“it is important to stress that the Senate needs to work hand to hand to expose corruption in public place ,but in the situation were the green chamber is yet to submit their own report and findings on the same matter and the Senate is already announcing a verdict on the matter shows that something is fishy and their is likely a plan for cover up”.
“It is even on note that the speaker ,has resulted to treats of sueing Akpabio , practically a move to divert attention from the substantial matter at hand”.
“With all this happening one will begin to wonder the sincerity of any report from this committee”.