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CNPP wants NASS members involved in NDDC Scam published

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate publication of the list of all members of the National Assembly, and any other public office holders involved in the contract scam that recently rocked the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). 

CNPP also urged the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC not to be cowed by the National Assembly, which it alleged has never been conclusive in any of its probes.

This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by CNPP’s Secretary-General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, while reacting to media report credited to the Executive Director in-charge of Project at the NDDCD, Dr Cairo Ojougboh.

Dr. who alleged that, if the list of those involved in looting the commission is released the country will break, stated that CNPP is demanding for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the contract scam. 

Ezugwu said: “The CNPP has been in series of consultations with critical civil society stakeholders to take a position on the ongoing probe of the NDDC. 

“However, it became imperative to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take seriously, the allegation that some members of the National Assembly are plotting to stall the forensic audit ordered by himself.

According to him, “It is cheering news to hear that the new NDDC Interim Management Committee, IMC, has resolved to ensure the conclusion of the forensic audit, despite the alleged efforts of the National Assembly to muzzle the IMC and frustrate the exercise. 

“Having concluded the first-leg of the audit, the nation awaits the second and final leg. But, before then, we urge President Buhari to order the immediate publication of the list of all members of the National Assembly and any other Nigerian, who has been involved in contract scam at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. 

“Until this is done to put an end to the ongoing cat-and-mouse game between the National Assembly and the NDDC management, the world will continue to laugh at the mention of ‘anti-corruption war’ in Nigeria,” the CNPP stated. 

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