Presidential Amnesty Boss Debunks Corruption Allegation, Issues Fresh Threat to Defamers
- The activities of Amnesty Boss, Major-General Barry Ndiomu is often threatened by defamers, his aide disclosed
- Ndiomu who has received the backing of the APC Elders in Bayelsa state, has urged defamers to tread carefully
- This warning is coming a few days after Idiomu was accused of running a corrupt and fraudulent programme under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)
The leadership of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has issued a fresh warning to defamers.
PDP in a statement signed by its senior assistant on media, Freston Akpor, on Monday, August 7, threatened to sue those who employ falsehoods to defame the agency and its chief executive, Major-General Barry Ndiomu.
Idiomu warns promoters of fake news against his works, PAP, in the Niger Delta region
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This development arose following an alarm raised by Friday Iko, an individual who urged anti-graft and related agencies to investigate the PAP headed by Idiomu, over alleged corruption and imputing fraud in the disbursement of funds to the PAP Cooperative.
Iko had among other issues alleged that “some members of staff in the office are receiving huge amounts for welfare ranging between M15 to N10 million for monthly running cost”.
Defamers will be prosecuted, PAP director, Ndiomu vows
Reacting, PAP, however, said the monies mentioned were clearly a figment of Iko’s imagination, who intends to use the media to promote a false narrative against the good works of Idiomu, in the region.
Akpor described the allegations as “not only false but also baseless and a calculated attempt to commence another round of a smear campaign against the interim administrator and his dedicated management team by forces from within and outside the office”.
Bayelsa: “Show of ingratitude”, APC Elders break silence on call for Ndiomu’s sack
While reacting to the report making rounds on the internet, the APC stalwarts disclosed that they did not at any time call for the sack of the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu Rtd.
On Tuesday, July 25, the elders noted that those behind the call are not members of the APC Elders Forum in the state, and do not exist in any form.
Trouble for Goodluck Jonathan as Bayelsa APC finally reacts to purchase of N100m presidential forms
Following the recent announcement that a northern group had picked a form for ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party chairman in Bayelsa state has reacted.
Dennis Otiotio said that while the former president is at liberty to join any party of his choice, he is yet to become a member of the ruling APC.
The Bayelsa state chairman of the party also said he is not aware of Jonathan’s membership with the party.