Tuesday, November 15, 2011

‘Boko Haram has distracted Jonathan’

The Nation
13 November 2011

Benson Enikuomehin, a lawyer, was the immediate Ondo State Resident Commissioner in the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He spoke with Sunday Oguntola on Ondo PDP, the coming national convention, PDP-led federal government, Boko Haram and other sundry issues. Excerpts:

What is your reaction to the reconstitution of the NDDC board?

My take is that the new board must have a fresh beginning. It shouldn’t be a continuation of the former board. The live-wire of the 3rd board of the NDDC came to an end on September 13 as soon as Mr. President dissolved it. If one or two members had been removed or even one was left, it is understandable that the former board was continuing. I think that we should get this straight. While the President may have acted in the interest of the country, the National Assembly should set the record straight so that we won’t be having problems with court cases in the future on tenure of the new board.

The members should serve out their four years and that is my major concern.

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