Delta Youths drag governor Udughan to EFCC for looting state treasury


Delta State was on Tuesday afternoon thrown into tumult after a strong petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan alleging corruption running into trillions of Naira went viral in Asaba, the state capital. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

It was the work of the Delta State Youth Forum for Good Governance (DSYFGG), led by its President, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, demanding the immediate prosecution of Governor Uduaghan by the commission.

In another petition addressed to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Peter Onwusayan, the group called on the Assembly to commence immediate processes for the impeachment of the governor. That petition forced the house into an abrupt adjournment.

The first petition, a copy of which was obtained by SaharaReporters, was titled, “Re: Petition For Immediate Prosecution Of Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan “Governor Of Delta State” For The Looting Of Delta State Treasury Since 2007-2014 (A Call For A Dispassionate Investigation and Prosecution),” and was signed by Mr. P.O. Edjor Esq. on behalf of the group.

The complaint warned that the act of monstrously and fraudulently milking the state treasury and impoverishing the poor people of Delta State must stop.

“We also need to save our state and country from the local and international embarrassment if our crusade against corruption must be taken seriously because all hands must be on deck to assist to save Nigeria from both economic and political problems it’s presently faces,” it said.

“It is the firm brief of our client that our team of lawyers petitioned the Accountant General’s office, Abuja in other for them to furnish us with all detailed documents/information as to the Delta State revenue allocation from the federation account since 2007 till date which they religiously responded in good faith. What is more surprising is that despite the gargantuan amount of monies accrue from the federation allocation account and from our sense of arithmetic calculus, the total amount of money from 2007 to 2014 is running over a whopping sum of N4.7 Trillion with little or nothing to show for it.

The petition noted that the outstanding question is whether or not all of the allocations received so far from the federation’s account were in any way “commensurate with the infrastructural under-development or whether the Delta state government is now a vehicle to loot and entrench undemocratic tendencies.”

According to the petitioner, “We have a governor who single handedly ruled a state for seven years and still counting without conducting elections into the local government areas. He has spent millions of naira in setting up the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) and yet has refused to allow them conduct elections into the various local government areas. What this simply means is that he has been pocketing the billions of naira allocated to these local governments in the state from the federation allocations’ account.

“Here is a man who came to the government house very wretched becoming a billionaire overnight through the loot from the Delta state treasury. Simply put, Governor Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan remains the worst governor in the whole South-South region and a looter per excellence and we humbly urge your esteemed office to expedite action in the investigation and persecution of the Governor of Delta State, in the person of Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan for no man is above the laws of the land.” is your one-stop online news magazine blog. We report credible information as they happen. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get Latest Information.

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