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Activist threatens to sue Jonathan over Petroleum minister

An Abuja based activist and a youth leader in the All Progressives Congress from Bayelsa state, Mr. Timi Frank, on Tuesday threatened to drag president Goodluck Jonathan to court over his alleged protection of the Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Deziani Allison-Madueke, from being investigated by the House of Representatives.

Frank, who spoke with journalists in Abuja, therefore demanded the suspension of Allison-Madueke and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, from office to enable the government investigate allegations of financial recklessness leveled against them.

He said, “Recently, during the media chat, President Goodluck Jonathan defended the Minister of Petroleum Resources on the issue of the unremitted $20bn oil fund.

“From what the president said, as far as I am concerned,  no money was missing.  He said if $20bn was missing, the American government will know. After saying that,  he said the government would set up forensic audit on the missing money. What will they audit if no money was missing?”

Frank said the federal government should also let the public know the criteria used in choosing the audit firm that will do the job, who appointed the firm, and whether due process was followed in giving out the job in line with the Public Procurement Act.

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