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NDDC Probe: Traditional Ruler Calls For Akpabio's Resignation

A traditional ruler in Delta State has asked for the resignation of the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

At a Confrence with the Media held in Warri city in Delta state, Dr. Charles Ayemi-Botu, the paramount ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom and also Ex- National Chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil and Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROMPCON) said that allowing the Minister stay in the Federal Executive Council is a "Smear" on the anti-graft War by the President.

Speaking further he said that Akpabio's removal will help calm the situation which he described as been filled with tension knowing that the Niger Delta region is susceptible.

Dr Ayemi-Botu describing Akpabio said he is a 'drowning man neck deep in corruption' while reference to Akpabio's recent accusations of his appointee in the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC, Members of the National Assembly and also former Governors.

He said,

"This is a clarion call to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, without further delay in order to forestall the impending looming crisis that may worsen the already down trodden economy of the country, so as to avoid total collapse.

" He has either by commission or omission tarnished the good image of the Federal Executive (FEC) as a serving minister and smeared the president, who is championing the anti-graft crusade in Africa.

" We passionately appeal to our dear son to follow the path of Honour and resign honorably, than to be booted out by our no nonsense president."

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