NDDC Contracts: Uduaghan Denies Akpabio Allegations

Immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduagha, has denied being a beneficiary of alleged N429m road contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The erstwhile governor described the allegations labeled against him by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio as laughable and untrue in its entirety.

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Akpabio had in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, linked Uduaghan and his predecessor, Chief James Ibori, among others with some contracts awarded by NDDC.

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Uduaghan was linked to a contract for the emergency repairs of Close B, Alhaji Estate & Environs, Rumuodomaya, Port Harcourt at a cost of N429m.

However, Udugahan in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, debunked the allegation, stressing that he had never “approached the NDDC for any contract whatsoever.”

The Delta South Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the last general elections stated he had reached out to Akpabio to correct the report as he has never collected a contract from the NDDC.

“We want to state very clearly that the said accusation is FALSE. Dr. 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.”

“Dr. Uduaghan has drawn the attention of the Hon. Minister of the Niger Delta, Sen Godswill Akpabio to the publication and hopes he makes a correction,” the statement reads.

Uduaghan further advised the general public to disregard the publication he labeled to be mischievous.

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Written by Tare Magbei

Tare Magbei is a media practitioner with Daily Report Nigeria.

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