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Rivers Govt Smear Campaign Against NDDC’ MD Uncovered

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[caption id="attachment_4637" align="alignnone" width="680"]Mrs. Ibim Semenitari (Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC)[/caption]

A grand plan allegedly by the Rivers State Government to smear the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has been uncovered by THE WHISTLER.NG.

The plan being coordinated by a serving commissioner in the PDP led government of the State is to cast her as corrupt and unfit in order to sway public opinions against the NDDC’s boss and hopefully, compel President Muhammadu Buhari from confirming her as substantive MD and as well send the anti-corruption agencies against her.

Our correspondent learnt that the said commissioner had compiled fictitious memos and doctored receipts to push out to mainly online and print media concerning Semenitari’s period as commissioner under the administration of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the current Minister of Transport.

A source at the ministry of information confided in this medium on the condition of anonymity that “the Rivers government is desperate to taint her given her impeachable character and time as commissioner. They are of the opinion that if they can sufficiently rubbish her, President Buhari will be forced not to appoint her as the substantive MD of the NDDC. They have also targeted her to be the first point of attack after Governor Wike’s victory at the Supreme Court yesterday.

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“My brother, don’t be surprised if you see statements from the PDP Rivers state chapter claiming that the Acting MD of the NDDC sponsored the APC matter at the tribunal through award of fictitious contracts as well as alleging that she appointed 23 aides from Rivers state alone.

“The end product is to pitch the other NDDC states against her and ensure that her tenure is characterised by crisis and mistrust.”

We further learnt that besides these malicious allegations, the Rivers PDP and commissioner of information have engaged the services of hack writers and columnists to dish out jaundiced articles and opinions against the NDDC especially her efforts to reposition the interventionist commission.

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“These people are not resting about madam (Semenitari). They have hired people to demonstrate every week at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt claiming to be community leaders whose communities have been marginalised since she assumed office.

“The wicked one is their plans to release photoshop pictures of her allegedly in compromising situations with men, even women,” the source disclosed.