The senior special adviser to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe, has noted that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, lied when he denied that the National Assembly received 60 per cent of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, contracts.
Recall that the former governor of Abia State while answering questions before the ad-hoc committee put in place by the House of Representatives, noted that some contracts awarded by the Commission were handled by the lawmakers.
According to Akpabio: “Most of the contracts at NDDC are handled by members of the National Assembly.”
“Most of the contracts in NDDC are given out to the members of the National Assembly. If you don’t know, please ask the two chairmen.”
However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday noted that Akpabio, in a letter read on the floor of the house denied accusing members of the National Assembly of collecting 60 per cent of the contracts awarded by the NDDC.
Ibe while reacting to the development, on Twitter, wrote: “Akpabio has done a 360° somersault by denying that no 9th NASS member received any contract from @NDDCOnline.”
He shared a video proving the former lawmaker actual made the comments, adding, “This video confirms he’s lying. He’s obliged to name lawmakers from previous NASS who received 60% of the NDDC contracts as claimed on live television.”
See the video below:
VIDEO FACT CHECK: Akpabio has done a 360° somersault by denying that no 9th NASS member received any contract from @NDDCOnline. This video confirms he's lying. He's obliged to name lawmakers from previous NASS who received 60% of the NDDC contracts as claimed on live television. pic.twitter.com/QPwm4xMSgZ
— Justice Paul Ibe (Affidavit) (@omonlakiki) July 23, 2020