- Akpabio has denied writing Nwaoboshi for contracts when he was a senator
- Nwaoboshi had alleged that Akpabio wrote to him requesting for projects in his district
- Consequently, Akpabio said people should not take Nwaoboshi serious
As the scandal in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) continues to grow, Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs has denied allegations that he wrote personal letters to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Nwaoboshi, chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs had alleged that Akpabio when he was Senate minority leader, wrote him requesting for intervention projects in his senatorial district during the 8th Senate.
However, Akpabio has dismissed the allegations in a statement by his chief press secretary, Anietie Ekong.
The minister said the allegation that he solicited for NDDC contracts to the tune of N500 million is false, The Nation reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nelson Agbamuche, a high chief from Delta state has distanced himself from the rift between the House of Representatives and the NDDC over allegations of financial improprieties.
Agbamuche in a statement he signed in Abuja on Wednesday, May 27, asked to be left alone as he has nothing to do with any of those allegations.
The Delta high chief made the plea after Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, the executive director, projects of the Interim Management Committee of NDDC, alleged that Agbamuche was a front for the Nigerian state on contracts.
While noting that there was no iota of truth in the comments, Agbamuche urged security agencies to immediately arrest those suspected to be fleecing the commission and arrest Ojuogboh for attempts to harm his person.
The statement reads in part: “My attention was drawn to some mindless fabrications and falsehood against my person on a television program by Cairo Ojugboh, Ag Director of Project, in Niger Delta Development Commission.
“He mentioned my name as a contractor for one Senator or fronting for the Senate. How can someone make such a hideous accusation without any iota of truth? I do not have any business relationship with anybody in the Senate and the whole National Assembly.
"Records are there. Can Nigerians please help me announce to all of them to leave me out of their battle. I do not have anything to do with any of those allegations; they are baseless and very fallacious.”
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