NDDC: Uduaghan dismisses Akpabio’s allegation of N429m road contract



Former Delta Governor, Emmanuel, on Monday said the allegation linking him with a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) road contract in Port Harcourt, Rivers, was false.

Uduaghan in statement in Warri which was signed by his media assistant, Monoyo Edon, urged the public to the allegation as reported by the media on Monday.

According to the media report, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, had in a letter linked two former Delta governors, James Ibori and Uduaghan, to various contracts by the commission.

The letter was said to have been addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Uduaghan, an All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta, said he had out to the minister to immediately correct the falsehood.

The former governor who for two terms under the PDP before he defected to the APC, said that he had never approached the commission for any contract.

“The publication states that the former governor was linked to the contract for the emergency repair of Close B, Alhaji Estate & Environs, Rumuodomaya, Port Harcourt, at a cost of N429m.

“I want to state clearly that the said accusation is false. Uduaghan has never approached the NDDC for any contract whatsoever.

“It is even more ridiculous that the said contract is a road inside Port Harcourt town.

“The attention of the Minister of the Niger Delta, Sen. Akpabio, has been drawn to the publication and I hope he makes a correction,” he said. (NAN)