The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Niger Delta Development Commission of planning to remove him as governor of the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governor while addressing the Senate Committee on Niger Delta when they visited him in Port Harcourt, lamented that the commission has been hijacked by political actors who are using it for their selfish interest.
Wike further stated that the commission is not progressives because they have placed politics above the interest of the people.
The Rivers State Governor said, “What NDDC does through the supervision of their party is to make sure they vote out some money to ensure certain governors do not return.”
“You can imagine NDDC wasting ten billion to remove me here, is the money not wasted now?….. NDDC wasted ten billion nairas to remove just one governor.”
He added that the NDDC is not performing because the presidency and the National Assembly will not allow the commission to carry out its duties judiciously.
Wike in his statement noted that the people of South-South have not aided the growth of NDDC, adding that the Niger Delta people have become enemies to themselves.
As at the time of filing this report, the NDDC had not responded to Wike’s accusation.
Meanwhile, the Senate has ordered the arrest of the sole administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa.
Newspot reports that the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions ordered the Akwa’s arrest over the failure of the immediate past Interim Management Committee (IMC) to appear before it.