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NDDC Probe: Why Akpabio, Others Should Be Prosecuted – Fayose




The former governor of Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, has called for the prosecution of Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and others if they are found culpable in the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Naija News reports that Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, appeared on Monday before the House of Representatives Committee probing alleged mismanagement of funds in the NDDC. During his appearance, the minister made several allegations, including that most of the contracts in the NDDC are awarded to federal lawmakers.

Reacting to the ongoing NDDC probe on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Fayose accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of leading an unjust fight against corruption, highlighting the case of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.

“Isn’t it now clear for all to see that this APC govt of Buhari is a family of corruption? Just like Magu Gate and others before it, the looting of NDDC under the control of Senator Godswill Akpabio has again made a mess of their self-professed fight against corruption,” he wrote.

“And like I have maintained, the only thing being done with the so-called fight against corruption is to persecute opposition figures.

“Rogues all over the world, the moment they decamp to APC, they will be accorded the prime of place in their govt.

“We only hope that like others that have happened in this govt, this will not be swept under the carpet. They should not make it the usual family affairs. Nigerians want to see its end.”