The immediate past Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, has narrated how he slapped the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
The former NDDC MD spoke on Arise TV morning show on Monday morning.
Nunieh accused the Minister of sexual harassment.
She said: “I am the only Ogoni woman, the only Nigerian woman to slap his face.
“I slapped him because of his Plan B.
“He thought since he couldn’t get me to release the money, he thought that Plan B if he could could come on me….
“He didn’t know that I’m a Port Harcourt girl.”
When asked further by the programme host, Reuben Abati, whether she was accusing Akpabio of rape or sexual harassment, Nunieh said: “Harrasment sounds better, not rape.
“Yes, I am accusing him of sexual harassment.
“Akpabio is most interested in my love life.
“Did he want to be my seventh husband?
“That’s why Akpabio told the world that I am temperamental.
“You know why Akpabio will tell the world that I may temperamental?
“Because of that incident that I slapped him.”
Explaining further, Nunieh added: “Akpabio’s meeting with me is either in Apo or Le Meridian or whatever.
“I slapped him.”
Recall that Akpabio had yesterday reacted to the allegations made against him by Nunieh, saying the former NDDC MD has character problem.
This was after Nunieh recently made some damning revelations about the Minister and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State on his handling of the Ministry.
Addressing the press after she appeared before Senate adhoc Committee investigating NDDC, Mrs Nunieh recounted her ordeal at the hands of the Minister before she was removed as the NDDC MD.
Among other claims, Mrs. Nunieh said, “Nobody makes any payment in NDDC without Godswill Akpabio’s approval. When we first came, on the day of the inauguration, he said to me in the car, ‘Madam MD, if you don’t do what I say, the same pen with which I used to sign your paper is the same pen I’ll use to remove you.
“He said the first thing I should do when I get to Port Harcourt is to change the dollars in the NDDC account. I was scared to do that and he claimed that I have a poverty mentality that I’m afraid of money. All of you knew that he accused me of refusing to spend money. It is strange today, it’s about money.