Former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori has denied ever receiving any contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as alleged by Akpabio.
Akpabio had named Ibori as one of those who benefitted from the contract racketeering in NDDC.
In a statement yesterday by Ibori’s Media Assistant, Mr. Tony Eluemunor, Ibori stated that he had never been given a contract, let alone a failed one, adding that the allegation is ridiculous. He however, urged Akpabio to “calm down” and focus on carrying out his duties.
“And in all, he has been through in and out of public office, he has never been accused of being a government contractor, let alone a failed one hence he did not want to dignify the allegation with a response because it is ridiculous. So, Ibori is advising Akpabio, his brother, friend and member of the former Governors Forum, to please calm down and focus on the task at hand.”