Nyesom Wike has alleged that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) spent N10 billion in plotting to oust him as Governor of Rivers State.
Governor Wike made the claim when he received the Senate Committee on Niger Delta at Government House, Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Wednesday.
According to the governor, the NDDC is failing to perform because they have placed politics above the interest of the people.
He said it is sad that the NDDC has been hijacked by political actors using the commission for their selfish interest.
“What NDDC does through the supervision of their party is to make sure they vote out some money to ensure certain governors do not return.
“You can imagine NDDC wasting ten billion to remove me here, is the money not wasted now?….. NDDC wasted ten billion naira to remove just one governor,” he said.
Governor Wike further alleged that the NDDC is poorly performing because the presidency and the National Assembly will not allow the commission to carry out its duties judiciously.
He also noted that people from the Southsouth have not helped in making the NDDC do the work for which it was created, in that the Niger Delta people have become enemies to themselves.