Hon. Bunmi Tuni-Ojo, Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta, has stepped aside from presiding over the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) investigative Committee.
Addressing his colleagues and guests on Monday, Tunji-Ojo said he was stepping aside from presiding over the hearing to allow fair hearing and to protect his integrity.
According to the Ondo lawmaker, he was stepping aside to prove to Nigerians that he was not on any revenge mission.
He said he read in the national dailies statements credited to the Acting Managing Director of NDDC that he was on a revenge mission.
Pondei who walked out with his team on stated that they were not prepared to make any presentation before the House of Reps Committee.
The acting NDDC boss had kicked against the Chairman of the Committee, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, presiding over the investigative hearing.
According to Pondei, Tunji-Ojo had been fingered in the alleged fraud at the NDDC cannot preside over a matter in which he is an accused.
Members of the committee who were visibly furious with the NDDC MD ordered a warrant of arrest is issued against him