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A Niger Delta primarily based group, “The Niger Delta Transparency Watch”, has demanded for the suspension of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi over the N6.25 billion COVID-19 palliatives saga.

Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges on Tuesday, twenty second February, 2021, issued arrest warrant on the administration of the Niger Delta Growth Fee, (NDDC) for failing to look earlier than the panel to reply a petition towards them.

Following the event, the group stated, Peter Nwaoboshi, who’s the Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs paid an impromptu go to to the Head Workplace of NDDC in Portharcourt, the place he denied any warrant of arrest towards the administration.

The group additional expressed shock that Senator Nwaoboshi in additional circumventing the choice of the investigative Committee appeared on a well-liked Tv on Thursday to debunk any arrest warrant, thereby undermining the oversight powers of the Nigerian Senate.

In an announcement, which was signed by the group’s Government Director, Mr. Sampson Fingesi and two others, made out there to DAILY POST in Abuja on Friday, they expressed disappointment {that a} lawmaker may sabotage the system he belongs.

A part of the assertion learn:
“The Niger Delta Transparency Watch calls on the Leadeship of the Nigerian Senate to warning and droop Senator Peter Nwoboshi, the Senate Committee Chairman of the Niger Delta for circumventing and insurbodinating the Nigerian Senate over the continued investigation of the 6.25 Billion Naira COVID-19 Palliatives.

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“The stated investigation is being carried out by the Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges and the Committee on file on February 22, 2021 issued an arrest warrant on the administration of the Niger Delta Growth Fee, NDDC together with Prof. Daniel Pondei and Mr. Akwa, the present Performing Sole Administrator for failing to look earlier than the Committee.

“As stakeholders and watchers within the area, we’re baffled by the deceptive and misrepresentation by Senator Peter Nwoboshi on Channels TV 10pm information of Thursday, twenty fifth February 202, whereby the Senator on a go to to NDDC workplace instructed the NDDC Performing Sole Administrator, that there was no bench warrant of arrest issued towards him by the Senate.”

“This degree of desperation leaves a lot to be desired. Surprisingly, the Niger Delta Committee just isn’t the Committee investigating the intense alleged embezzlement of the Palliative cash.

“Senator Peter Nwoboshi’s deliberate assertion is extremely vires and seeks to overrule the Committee on Public Petitions which duly introduced its determination on the final listening to date of February 22, 2021 at Senate Committee Room 120 and the report together with video was on most information and media platforms throughout Nigeria.

“The query now to ask is what vested curiosity does Senator Peter Nwoboshi has on this 6.25 billion naira palliatives fund that was allegedly embezzled and unaccounted for?

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“When did Senator Peter Nwoboshi turn into larger than the Senate President who duly assigned this matter to the Senator Ayo Akinyelure-led Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to deal with.

“It appears to us that Senator Nwoboshi has wilfully made himself an enemy of the Niger Delta and has been the one stopping the NDDC administration from honouring the a number of invites by the Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges and that is curious.

“We’re difficult Senator Nwoboshi to focus on his EFCC a number of investigations on his alleged embezzlement of contract monies operating into a number of billions of naira which he allegedly diverted from NDDC.

“We suspect that his hurried go to to the NDDC headquarters, the place he made this propaganda and unlegislative utterance was to push for his egocentric curiosity in a deliberate unrighteous collaboration with the NDDC administration.

“We all know that Senator Nwoboshi is below investigation on NDDC alleged a number of loots, and whereas we is not going to relent in making certain that justice is served within the petition by Excessive Chief Sobomabo Jackrich, Chairman of the COVID-19 Palliatives Distribution Committee of the NDDC.

“You will need to be certain that Senator Peter Nwoboshi doesn’t achieve portraying the Senate Committee on Public Petitions and certainly the Nigerian Senate as an irresponsible one missing in integrity and institutional powers to do justice.”

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