War on corruption: CNPP calls for Wogu, Orubebe’s resignation

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BY Tony Edike

ENUGU—Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, rose from a consultative meeting in Enugu yesterday, with a call on Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godspower Orubebe, to resign with immediate effect.

The group urged the Jonathan administration to compel the two ministers who, it said,  had been publicly found to have violently abused their oath of office and code of conduct for public officers resign.

This was contained in a statement issued after the meeting by the National Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu.

The CNPP said after reviewing the state of the nation, it arrived at the inevitable conclusion that corruption by some public office holders was taking a toll on the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The umbrella body of registered political parties warned that if urgent steps were not taken immediately to arrest the situation, the regime might end up being labeled as the most corrupt in the history of the country.

CNPP stressed that the Jonathan administration needed urgent cleansing to erase this ugly label either by compelling the two ministers who have been publicly found to have violently abused their oath of office and code of conduct for public officers as enshrined in the 1999 constitution, to resign, or sack them if there was no honour left in them to honourably resign.

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