Dr. Braduce Angozi.
By Iteveh Ekpokpobe
Speculation is rife that following multiple cases of alleged fraud, the Federal Government is set to dissolve the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Sources hinted that a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Delta State and governorship hopeful ahead of the 2023 election, Mr. Bradus Angozie, is also speculated to be on the cards for appointment as acting Managing Director of the Commission.
According to the sources, the Presidency was displeased with the myriad allegations of fraud daily emanating from the dealings of the commission.
It was also gathered that the incumbent IMC operated due to the impetus of the late Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, but would however be dissolved, as the First Lady, Aisha Buhari was also in the fight for the soul of the commission.
In another development, it was learnt that the speculated appointment of Mr. Angozie, as acting Managing Director of NDDC, was to enable him build up a financial war chest ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election of Delta State.
Recall that the President’s uncle, Alhaji Mamman Daura, was in Delta State recently during which he paid a courtesy call on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa accompanied by his alleged godson, Mr Bradus Angozie.
The source also disclosed that an endorsement plan for Ijaw candidacy in the person of Bradus was concluded.
Bradus Angozie is believed to be a front running for governorship in Delta state in 2023 as he has in recent times been vocal on the need for the state governorship to rotate to the Ijaw ethnic group.