|ABC Radio, 10 February 2012|
So not only have the NDC protected ExxonMobil from being scrutinised, they are now attempting to paint ExxonMobil as the victim of a fraud perpetrated by local villagers, in order to extract money from the project operator. To date, it is not clear why the NDC is going to such unprecedented lengths to protect ExxonMobil. We do not know whether it is being instructed from the top (i.e. at a ministerial level), or whether this problematic relationship is being organised at an NDC level. But clearly if a Commission of Inquiry is to ever take place, the NDC will need to be at the top of their list to be investigated.