Senator Sam Anyanwu, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions in the 8th Senate, has threatened to seek legal redress against the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio for mentioning his name among lawmakers who had links to the projects awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission in 2018.
He told journalists on Tuesday that- “I tried calling him (Akpabio), a couple of times, he has not picked my calls. By tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday, my lawyers are going to write to Akpabio to retract it or give us the facts after which, if he doesn’t do anything about this, I will take the next step.
“I was shocked that the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs could mention my name that I was awarded contracts. I am from Imo State, which is one of the oil producing states and a member of NDDC; if you remember, it was because of the suffering of the South-East that I moved and sponsored the bill for the South-East Development Commission.
“As a member of the committee on NDDC, I attracted projects to my constituency. No contract was ever awarded to me. I’m using this medium to call on NDDC to go to my constituency and complete the projects they have started,” he said.