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Published On: Thu, Feb 13th, 2014

More Trouble for Orubebe, Oduah as Melaye’s Group Set To Press Corruption Charges on Them


LAGOS FEBRUARY (URHOBOTODAY)-Former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Dino Melaye has praised the sack of Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, describing it as the long-needed opening to institute corruption charges against the two former ministers.
Speaking on behalf of his civil society group, the Anti-Corruption Network (ACN), Melaye described the sack as validation of the age-long cliché that the voice of man is the voice of God.

“I am vindicated; power truly belong to the people”, he said. “When we protested against two of these criminals, many abused us. But today, we are happy. We salute the courage of Mr. President, although he delayed too much because they ought to have been fired since”.
He recalled that his group submitted the corruption history of three ministers to the United States of America last year; and with the sack of two, the third must be relieved of her ministerial position as soon as possible.
“Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison Madueke must go, too. The president must take hard decisions in the interest of Nigerians”, he said.
“Now that they have been sacked, we will institute criminal charges against Orubebe and Oduah. The voice of the people is the voice of God.
“We encourage Nigerians to continue to protest vehemently against mal-administration, ineptitude and corruption. For me it is a no retreat, no surrender. No amount of arrest, intimidation, blackmail or name-calling will detract my attention from fighting all forms of injustices”.
Last year, SaharaReporters exposed Oduah’s involvement in the scandalous purchase of two BMW armoured cars for $1.6m and a web of certificate scandals.
Meanwhile, Melaye’s ACN has consistently accused Orubebe of abuse of office and illegally diversion of funds and contracts, as well as demanding gratifications for award of contracts to companies.
Source: Saharareporters

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