NDDC MD Collapsed Under The Heavyweight Of Corruption-PDP. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come to lent their voice regarding the saga surrounding Kemebradikumo Pondei.
Pondei slumped yesterday while answering questions from members of the House Committee on NDDC. They were investigating the alleged mismanagement of N40 billion by the interim management committee of NDDC.
This was made known in a statement yesterday by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman. The party berated the All progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari. They berated them for the massive corruption going on the current administration.
The party said it was obvious that Pondei collapsed “under the weight and shame of overwhelming collective guilt. This was brought on him by the exposure of massive corruption being perpetrated by NDDC officials and APC leaders.
The statement read:
“It is revealing that Pondei could go no further in the face of scathing revelations of direct pillaging of resources meant for the development and welfare of the Niger Delta people, in an unbridled corruption racket in which the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, also stands accused.
“It is rather curious that Prof. Pondei slumped after lawmakers demanded that he offers explanations on the contentious payment of billions of naira, alleged unbudgeted sums, to certain companies by the NDDC.
“This is particularly as Nigerians recall that the embattled NDDC boss had, last week, stalled proceedings by challenging the legislators and walking out on the House of Representatives investigative panel.
“The situation in the NDDC is just a tip of the iceberg on the humongous corruption, looting spree and concealment going on in ministries, department and agencies of government being perpetrated by APC leaders and their cronies.”
PDP urged the President to sack the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio. He should also disband the NDDC interim management committee. This they said “if he indeed desires the coordinated probe he ordered to yield any credible results”.
The party urged Buhari that the people of the Niger Delta region are following the development with keen interest”. The said people of the Niger Delta region are being deprived of their welfare.
The party said:
“Moreover, the entire nation and indeed the global community are watching the handling of the NDDC as well as the EFCC fraud saga by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.”
“They are watching the unfolding drama, the rigmarole and veneers of concealment by corrupt officials and APC leaders.”