Revealed: Why Senator Nwaobosi Is Sponsoring Bill To Kill CCB, CCT


Senator Peter Nwaobosi, Senator representing Delta North at the Nigerian Senate has not been in the news recently for the right reasons.

The controversial Senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the brain behind a bill aimed at reducing the powers of the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Nigerians are already wondering why the Senate is rushing the bill which seeks to amend the Act setting up the anti-corruption agencies.

The bill scaled the second reading just a day after it was introduced on the floor of the Senate. understands that the bill which many have kicked against is not just aimed at saving Senate President Bukola Saraki, to whom "like-minded" senators are loyal, there is the raging fear that other senators could end up in jail as many of them are also guilty of the alleged criminal offence committed by Saraki.

Nwaobosi, the main sponsor of the bill, for example, is the owner of Guinea House located in the Apapa area of Lagos State. 

The house, originally owned by the Delta State government, was sold to Senator Nwaobosi in controversial terms and as such, it has been difficult for the Senator to claim ownership of the Estate.

It is believed that is one of the reasons he refused to declare it as part of his assets at the Code of Conduct Bureau.

The property estimated to worth billions of naira was first rumoured to have been acquired by immediate past Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, but the former governor denied this recently. He however refused to give details involving the ownership of the property.

Nwaobosi, a lawyer, is one of the founding members of the PDP, Delta State Chapter. He was also the first State Secretary-General of the party in Delta State with his chambers made the first PDP Secretariat in Delta. 

He was later appointed a Political Adviser to former Governor James Onanefe Ibori and later became the Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Duties.

Nwaobosi had, in 2015 denied that the Senate forged its rules to accommodate its present leadership. He maintained in the interview that it was a figment of the imagination of those who accuse some senators of the act.