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House Of Reps To Prosecute Godswill Akpabio For Failing To Give The Names Of The Lawmakers Given NDDC Contracts

A criminal complaint of perjury and civil defamation lawsuit is set to be issued by the House of Representatives against Godswill Akpabio the Minister of the Niger Delta, after he failed to give the names of the members of the National Assembly that was awarded the NDDC contracts.

Monday 20th July, Godswill Akpabio, while he testified at the House of Representative panel that is investigating allegations of financial recklessness in NDDC, said that most of the contracts awarded in the commission were to members of the National Assembly.

While on Tuesday, 21st July, Femi Gbajabiamila, the House of Representatives gave the Minister, Godwin Akpabio 48 hours to give out the names of the lawmakers which were given the contracts or face disciplinary measures.

The ultimatum of 48 hours which was given elapsed today 23rd of July and the house of Reps has resolved to take Godwin Akpabio to court for the defamatory statement he made.

While speaking on the house floor, Femi Gbajabiamila said that he will not allow anyone to “assassinate the character of the house”.

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