Monoyo Edon, media aide to former Delta state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, in a statement released, disclosed that he had never sought for jobs or contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Total News 24 earlier reported that the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, had listed the ex-governor, alongside his predecessor Chief James Ibori, as among those awarded contracts by the commission in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In the said publication, it was stated that “Uduaghan was linked to the emergency repairs of Close B, Alhaji Estate & Environs, Rumuodomaya, Port Harcourt at a cost of N429m.”
However, describing the publication as “false,” Uduaghan who contested for Delta South Senatorial seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), urged members of the public to “disregard the mischievous publication”.
The statement added that the attention of the minister had been drawn to the error and he is expected to do the needful.
“It is even more ridiculous that the said contract is a road inside Port Harcourt town.”The statement read.