16 Oct 2012

Anti-corruption rally planned in CNMI

1:35 pm on 16 October 2012

An anti-corruption rally is being planned in the Northern Marianas on Sunday as the territory's House is expected to impeach the Governor Benigno R. Fitial for 16 allegations of corruption, neglect of duty and felony.

The rally will be held two weeks before the mid-term elections.

One of the citizens behind the planned protest says most people feel that corruption in the CNMI is at an all-time high.

The governor is accused of failing to acknowledge or take responsibility for his past acts of corruption and neglect.

The governor is also accused of continuing to misuse public resources with more sole-sourced contracts, more violations of law and more abuses of power.