Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
New PDP challenges FG, anti-graft agencies over allegedly missing $5 billion

By News Express on 17/11/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,643


The New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has challenged the Federal Government to account for the $5 billion which has allegedly disappeared from the nation’s Excess Crude Account (ECA). It, at the same time, challenged the country’s anti-graft agencies to prove their relevance by getting to the root of the matter.

New PDP in a statement issued this evening by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said it decided to throw the challenge “after a careful study of the disclosure made by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, while declaring open the second annual retreat of the NGF on 15th November, 2013 in Sokoto.

According to Governor Amaechi, the Excess Crude Account stood at $9 billion last January but has shrunk to only $4 billion as at today.”

“We consider this development too weighty to be swept under the carpet in view of the stature of the person making the allegation and the realities on ground. For all intents and purposes, Gov. Amaechi is not a frivolous person and is not known for making frivolous claims. We told Nigerians about the poor handling of our common patrimony by this administration and sadly nobody took seriously as today, the unmistakable evidence is that Nigeria is broke as the Federal Government now finds it difficult to meet its obligations to states, local governments and contractors,” Eze said.

New PDP commended Amaechi for bringing the matter to the open and challenged the Federal Government “to tell Nigerians what it did with the money.” “We also hereby challenge the anti-graft agencies to prove their relevance by unearthing the whereabouts of this huge sum of money,” the party said.

It congratulated the NGF for a successful retreat and identified with its call for transparency in the operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the need to develop a National Security Framework for the country.

“That this administration is running for a price award as the most corrupt administration in the annals of governance in Nigeria is not in doubt but we urge Nigerians to heed the advice of the NGF and stop being docile in the face of monumental impunity in the country. This, in reality, is the only way to rescue Nigeria from the path of doom,” Eze stated.

•Photo shows New PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje.

Source News Express

Posted 17/11/2013 11:50:30 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Pop superstar Prince dies suddenly at 57

NEMSA to prosecute importers of fake electricity meters...

Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis...

Ngilari sworn-in, assumes duty as Adamawa’s new governor...

WAEC to release results, as Bayelsa offsets exam...

Ile-Ife Mayhem: Police parade 38 suspects

National Convention: Stop wasting Rivers money on PDP’s...

Mikel in dilemma as Chelsea exit looms

Boko Haram enters UN black book, kills 29...

Omisore battles INEC and Jega over Osun Resident...

NAF commences training of 450 Special Forces

NUC accredits 25 programmes for BUK

 

Latest News Ace footballer George Weah assumes office as Liberia’s new President Suspected herdsmen set Falae’s farm ablaze Enugu to rehabilitate federal road linking it with Ebonyi and Anambra neglected since the early 1980s Presidency raises alarm as foreign terrorists flood Nigeria PFN rejects establishment of cattle colonies Fresh PDP makes U-turn, denies collapse No cause for alarm over MPC — Emefiele •Says economy remains strong 2019: Buhari strong enough to run — Presidency INEC deploys website technology for electorate, candidates Primary, secondary schools grounded in Bayelsa Weatherman predicts rain showers today over Southern Benin, Warri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Eket Access Bank slammed with N200m suit over unlawful account freeze

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (316,319 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (306,812 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (245,592 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,821 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,459 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (179,854 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,988 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (140,360 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,334 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,783 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (122,137 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (119,158 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,854) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,752) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,075) Opinion (868) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,365) Religion (667) Sports (1,408) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!