The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Kemebrandikumo Pondei, has revealed the reason his team walked out on the House Committee on NDDC investigating the alleged N40 billion spent by the commission.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Pondei said the NDDC management walked out of the venue of the hearing after the commission accused the Chairman of the Committee, Olubumi Tunji-Ojo (APC-Ondo) of corruption.
He said: “We in the NDDC are not comfortable with the Chairman of this committee, presiding over a matter.
“He is an accused party; the NDDC has over time accused Rep. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo of different crimes against the NDDC and he has responded in the press.
“He is an interested party and we do not believe that the NDDC can have justice because he cannot seat on his own case.
“We have no issue of appearing, we appeared before the Senate ad hoc committee”, he said.
He added that as long as Tunji-Ojo remained the Chairman of the committee, he and his team would not make any presentation.