An ex-militant leader in the Niger Delta, Asari Dokubo, has revealed why the former Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio should not become the Senate President.
The ex-militant also exposed how Akpabio, as the Minister of Nigeria Delta, allegedly collected 34% kickback (bribe) from contractors when he presided over the ministry.
Dokubo, who made the revelation in a live Facebook broadcast, was reacting to reports that the former Akwa Ibom State governor was making moves to emerge as the 10th Senate President.
Explaining why Mr Akpabio should not become the next Senate President, Dokubo in the video said: “When he was governor of Akwa Ibom State, I applauded him for his good works. I knew him back then in school. When he moved to APC, he was appointed Minister of the Niger Delta.
“What is making Niger Delta what it is are the oil-bearing communities, and when you want to give a ministerial position on such a ministry, you give it to the people who are worst affected by exploration and production of oil.
“When he got that appointment, I was one of the happiest persons, that he will bring his experience as a former governor of Akwa Ibom to the Niger Delta Ministry. But he came and destroyed NDDC”.
Speaking further, Dokubo accused Akpabio saying, “I have some people who went to him for contracts, Akpabio requested 34% of the profit. Even the former Acting MD clearly said it at the National Assembly. Now such a person wants to become Senate President after destroying NDDC? God forbid!”