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NDDC Probe: Akpabio Is A Wicked Liar – Urhoghide

Senator Urhoghide represents Edo South in the upper lawmaking body of the country and was named by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, as one of the lawmakers who benefited from contract racketeering in reports making the rounds.

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Senator Matthew Urhoghide has reacted to claims that he was awarded contracts by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Senator Urhoghide represents Edo South in the upper lawmaking body of the country and was named by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, as one of the lawmakers who benefited from contract racketeering in reports making the rounds.

According to Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Urhoghide was allegedly awarded six contracts by the NDDC, a claim the lawmaker has denied.

However,Urhoghide, the former Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, told Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday that the claim by the Minister is unfortunate, describing it as untrue and a ploy to misinform the public and his constituency in particular.

For Akpabio to say I have been a beneficiary is unfortunate and is a wicked lie and I just believe whatever mischief he wanted to perpetuate, I think Nigerians, through my own explanation, should be able to read between the lines” 

The lawmaker claimed that “Akpabio’s records are not even correct. The contracts (NDDC) I have attracted to my constituency are in excess of eleven, adding that “he (Akpabio) does not know what is going on.”



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