NPA: Why Buhari Should Sack, Prosecute Amaechi, Usman – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the suspended Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman.
In a statement on Monday signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP also demanded an investigation and prosecution of the two APC chieftains on the “over-exposed looting of over N165 billion” in the NPA.
The PDP also said Amaechi has questions to answer concerning the reported involvement of his wife, Mrs. Edith Amaechi, in “the exposed N48 billion contract scam currently rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission.”
The statement read partly, “The foul stench of corruption oozing out of the NPA, NDDC and other agencies of government in the last six years has shown that our MDAs have become the cash cows and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of greedy leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their cronies in government in their unbridled looting of our patrimony under President Muhammadu Buhari’swatch.
“Our party asserts that the fact that it took the minister a clear six years (2016 to 2021) to query the NPA Managing Director over the alleged looting of N165 billion unremitted operating surplus of the agency, which is under his purview, is suspect and raises public belief that he (Amaechi) only acted apparently to shied himself after indicting audit documents had already been exposed.
“This is in addition to reports from the office of Auditor General which also unearthed the looting of unremitted deduction to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) amounting to N3,667.750,470 $148.845,745.04, Euro 4,891,449 50 and £252.682.14 under the suspended NPA Managing Director and Amaechi’s ministerial supervision.”