Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori has informed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio to not drag him into contract rip-off on the Niger Delta Improvement Fee, NDDC.
Ibori stated he was by no means part of any contract from the NDDC and that he had by no means been a authorities contractor.
Ibori, in an announcement issued by his Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, stated he needed to make the clarification for the data as a result of associates and associates had inundated him with cellphone calls since Monday morning.
The assertion additional stated; “And in all he has been via out and in of public workplace, he has by no means been accused of being a authorities contractor, not to mention a failed one therefore he didn’t wish to dignify the allegation with a response as a result of it’s ridiculous.
“So, Ibori is advising Akpabio, his brother, pal and member of the previous Governors Discussion board, to please settle down and concentrate on the duty at hand.”
The assertion quoted Ibori as saying that “the NDDC we now have as we speak is a product of his private sacrifice in addition to these of his Niger Delta colleagues (1999 -2007) who rose to the event to override the veto of President Olusegun Obasanjo who refused to assent to the NDDC Invoice on the time.
“If not for the exemplary braveness a few of us exhibited, there would haven’t been an NDDC to bicker about as we speak.”
The previous governor stated watching the extent the NDDC had degenerated to is a tragedy.
“We owe it an obligation to the individuals of the Niger Delta to make NDDC work to ameliorate the sufferings of the individuals of the area and to understand the dream for which we fought for it to be arrange. So, let everyone concerned within the NDDC do their duties to the great individuals of the area.”