A former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has denied receiving any contract or project from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Recall that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, in a letter to the House of Representatives, named Uduaghan as one of the politicians that the NDDC awarded road projects valued at over N500 million in 2018.
But in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Monoyo Edon, the former Delta governor refuted Akpabio’s claim, adding that it is “ridiculous” to link him with a project outside Delta.
Uduaghan explained that he never approached the NDDC for any project and denied being involved in emergency repairs of Close B, Alhaji Estate & Environs, Rumuodomaya, Port Harcourt.
The statement read: “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.
“Members of the public are advised to disregard the mischevious publication.”