Senator Urhoghide Matthew has denied allegation of receiving contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The lawmaker representing Edo South Senatorial District was part of the lawmakers accused of benefitting from an alleged contract racketeering as stated that by Senator Godswill Akpabio.
“For Akpabio to say I have been a beneficiary is unfortunate and is a wicked lie and I just believe whatever mischief he wanted to perpetuate, I think Nigerians, through my own explanation, should be able to read between the lines.
“Akpabio’s records are not even correct. The contracts (NDDC) I have attracted to my constituency are in excess of eleven, adding that “he (Akpabio) does not know what is going on. “Out of the six contracts that Akpabio mentioned, four are street lights projects which are ongoing with the contractors (gotten through competitive bidding) not paid a dime as mobilization.” Senator Urhoghide explained.
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