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NDDC: Akpabio Accuses Reps Of Bullying During Hearing

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The House of Representatives Committee investigating financial mismanagement in the Niger Delta Development Commission has been accused by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, of bullying him on Monday.

The former Governor of Abia State stated this on Monday during the House of Representatives public hearing on alleged mismanagement in the NDDC.

Recall that the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, on Monday collapsed while being grilled by the lawmakers.

Upon the resumption of the hearing, the committee Chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, asked the minister if the three major projects he had carried out had the approval of the Federal Executive Council.

Akpabio, who was interrupted while answering the question, said, “Mr Chairman, the condition, where we are in now, does not require bullying, with due respect.”

However, Tunji-Ojo responded, “We are not bullying you, honourable minister. Answer the question directly. You know you are my leader. An uncommon leader.”

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