House of Representatives has resolved to institute a legal suit against Godswill Akpabio , the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, following the expiration of a 48-hour ultimatum.On Tuesday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila issued an ultimatum to the minister to publish the names of lawmakers whom he claimed had received contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Akpabio made the disclosure while answering questions at the probe session of the NDDC by the House of Representatives committee last week. Speaking on the floor of the house on Thursday, Gbajabiamila said he will not allow anyone to assassinate the character of the house. The clerk of the house has now been directed to issue a criminal complaint of perjury and civil defamation suit against Mr. Akpabio.
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