NNPC refutes experiences of bribe to NANS, funding of vote buying in Ondo •Considers lawful action in opposition to Sahara Newshounds, Nairaland
The Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company has refuted experiences in a share of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) and equipped funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick votes in the merely concluded Ondo Command gubernatorial election.
In a assertion by the Community General Manager, Community Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Company described the experiences as playful and contrived allegations, with none substance in actual fact, ostensibly designed to wait on the selfish ends of their sponsors to bring NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Company’s portray.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS printed by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it bought a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, inquiring for for monetary toughen to enable the association present palliatives to students who were stranded at diversified colleges all around the lockdown, a request the Company couldn’t honour because of the the routine conditions and monetary constraints thrown up by the worldwide oil market meltdown.
Relating to the allegation of providing funds to toughen a political occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in buying votes all around the Ondo Command gubernatorial election printed by Nairaland, the Company explained that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, hence, it is non-partisan and does no longer earn in sponsorship of political occasions or causes.
NNPC known as on Saharareporters and Nairaland to buy the experiences failing which it might maybe be compelled to look lawful redress as appropriate.
It also urged individuals of the public to discountenance the experiences, stressing that they were a crass portray of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions aimed at serving the selfish functions of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Community General Manager
Community Public Affairs Division
Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.