Connect with us

News

“Calm Down, Don’t Drag Me Into NDDC Contract Scam” – James Ibori Warns Godswill Akpabio

Published

on

Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori has countered the allegations by Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta, linking him to contract scam in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

"Calm Down, Don’t Drag Me Into NDDC Contract Scam" – James Ibori Warns Godswill Akpabio 3

KanyiDaily recalls that Akpabio had named Ibori as one of those who benefitted from the contract racketeering in NDDC.

However, in a swift statement on Monday, Ibori’s Media Assistant, Mr. Tony Eluemunor, said the former governor was never a part of any contract from the NDDC and that he had never been a government contractor.

Ibori further urged Akpabio to “calm down” and focus on carrying out his duties.

READ:  President Buhari Lands In Maiduguri To Boost Military Confidence In Fight Against Boko Haram

“On hearing the news of the alleged Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract awarded to him this morning, from the former Governor of Akwa-Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as published in a newspaper and other online publications, he did not want to join in the ‘dancing in the market square’ going on in the NDDC right now.”

“He has decided to make this clarification for the records because friends and associates inundated him with phone calls this morning. So, he is stating categorically that he never solicited for, or was awarded, or indeed executed, any contract with NDDC or any government agency, at any time, for that matter.

“And in all he has been through in and out of public office, he has never been accused of being a government contractor, let alone a failed one hence he did not want to dignify the allegation with a response because it is ridiculous. So, Ibori is advising Akpabio, his brother, friend and member of the former Governors Forum, to please calm down and focus on the task at hand.

READ:  Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Atiku’s Eligibility To Contest For 2023 Presidency

“Ibori said that the NDDC we have today is a product of his personal sacrifice as well as those of his Niger Delta colleagues (1999 -2007) who rose to the occasion to override the veto of President Olusegun Obasanjo, who refused to assent to the NDDC Bill at the time.

“If not for the exemplary courage some of us exhibited, there would have not been an NDDC to bicker about today.

“Watching the level the NDDC has degenerated to, is a tragedy. We owe it a duty to the people of the Niger Delta to make NDDC work to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the region and to realise the dream for which we fought for it to be set up.

READ:  Middle Belt, Southern Leaders Give President Buhari 90 Days To Scrap 1999 Constitution

“So, let everybody involved in the NDDC do their duties to the good people of the region,” the statement reads.

This is coming after Femi Gbajabiamila had asked Akpabio to name the beneficiaries of the contracts or be sued after he alleged that over 60 percent of contracts of the NDDC were given out to members of the National Assembly

Before now, Akpabio had issued a letter containing the names of four senators who received 74 contracts from the NCDC between 2017 to date.

READ:  Benue Government Worker Sets Himself Ablaze Over Non-Payment Of 3 Years Allowance

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

"Happy Birthday To My King" - Nkiru Sylvanus Celebrates Her Husband, Sammy Richies "Happy Birthday To My King" - Nkiru Sylvanus Celebrates Her Husband, Sammy Richies
Entertainment20 mins ago

“Happy Birthday To My King” – Nkiru Sylvanus Celebrates Her Husband, Sammy Riches

Nollywood Actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, popularly known as ‘Ble Ble’, has taken to social media to celebrate the birthday of her husband,...

Ganduje Postpones Buhari's Visit To Kano Over ‘Hardship’ Caused By Naira Redesign Ganduje Postpones Buhari's Visit To Kano Over ‘Hardship’ Caused By Naira Redesign
Politics46 mins ago

Ganduje Postpones Buhari’s Visit To Kano Over ‘Hardship’ Caused By Naira Redesign

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has postponed the planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state due to security...

Nigerian Police Reacts After Court Sentenced IGP Usman Baba To 3 Months In Prison Nigerian Police Reacts After Court Sentenced IGP Usman Baba To 3 Months In Prison
News56 mins ago

IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Invalidates Existing Police Community Relations Committee Identity Card

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has invalidated the existing Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Identity Card with...

"I'm Not A Politician But A Footballer"- Kanu Nwankwo Denies Endorsing Tinubu [Video] "I'm Not A Politician But A Footballer"- Kanu Nwankwo Denies Endorsing Tinubu [Video]
Celebrities2 hours ago

“I’m Not A Politician But A Footballer”- Kanu Nwankwo Denies Endorsing Tinubu [Video]

Former Super Eagles forward, Kanu Nwankwo has denied reports that he endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC),...

Don't Support Thieves, I'm Not Going To Steal Your Money And Make Excuses - Peter Obi Don't Support Thieves, I'm Not Going To Steal Your Money And Make Excuses - Peter Obi
News2 hours ago

Nigerians Remain Hopeful For A National Rebirth – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has said Nigerians are hopeful for a national rebirth. Peter...

“Go Back To School And Learn” – Oyinbo Lady Tells Yahoo Boy Who Tried To Scam Her [Video] “Go Back To School And Learn” – Oyinbo Lady Tells Yahoo Boy Who Tried To Scam Her [Video]
Videos2 hours ago

“Go Back To School And Learn” – Oyinbo Lady Tells Yahoo Boy Who Tried To Scam Her [Video]

A video circulating on social media shows the moment a white lady was advising a Yahoo boy to go back...

Cubana Chief Priest Gifts His Wife Expensive Bags, Apologizes For His Shortcomings [Video] Cubana Chief Priest Gifts His Wife Expensive Bags, Apologizes For His Shortcomings [Video]
Entertainment3 hours ago

Cubana Chief Priest Gifts His Wife Expensive Bags, Apologizes For His Shortcomings [Video]

Nigerian nightlife promoter, Cubana Chief Priest has taken to social media to celebrate the birthday of his wife, Angel Gold...

Nkechi Blessing Says She Wants To Reduce Her 'Bum Bum' Because It's Heavy For Her Nkechi Blessing Says She Wants To Reduce Her 'Bum Bum' Because It's Heavy For Her
Entertainment4 hours ago

Nkechi Blessing Says She Wants To Reduce Her ‘Bum Bum’ Because It’s Heavy For Her

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday has taken to social media to address reports that she recently had butt surgery. In...

I Abandoned My First Job And Joined Army To Escape Pressure To Get Married — President Buhari I Abandoned My First Job And Joined Army To Escape Pressure To Get Married — President Buhari
News4 hours ago

I Abandoned My First Job And Joined Army To Escape Pressure To Get Married — President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that being pressurized to get married forced him to join the Nigerian Army. The president...

I’ll Vote For Tinubu Because He Requested For My Phone Number – Singer 9ice [Video] I’ll Vote For Tinubu Because He Requested For My Phone Number – Singer 9ice [Video]
Entertainment6 hours ago

I’ll Vote For Tinubu Because He Requested For My Phone Number – Singer 9ice [Video]

Nigerian singer, Abolore Adegbola Akande, popularly known as 9ice, has revealed why he will vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives...

close