NNPC refutes reports of bribe to NANS, funding of vote shopping in Ondo •Considers lawful circulate against Sahara Newshounds, Nairaland
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has refuted reports in a fragment of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the National Association of Nigerian College students (NANS) and offered funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to get rid of votes within the merely concluded Ondo Articulate gubernatorial election.
In a press release by the Neighborhood Well-liked Manager, Neighborhood Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Corporation described the reports as sportive and contrived allegations, with none substance indubitably, ostensibly designed to abet the egocentric ends of their sponsors to carry NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Corporation’s image.
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, asking for for monetary strengthen to enable the affiliation present palliatives to students who were stranded at varied colleges all around the lockdown, a requirement the Corporation also can no longer honour attributable to the unfamiliar situations and monetary constraints thrown up by the global oil market meltdown.
Bearing on the allegation of offering funds to enhance a political birthday party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in shopping votes all around the Ondo Articulate gubernatorial election printed by Nairaland, the Corporation outlined that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and certainly, all Nigerians, hence, it is non-partisan and would no longer have in sponsorship of political parties or causes.
NNPC called on Saharareporters and Nairaland to score the reports failing which it’d be forced to search out lawful redress as appropriate.
It also entreated contributors of the public to discountenance the reports, stressing that they were a crass level to of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions aimed at serving the egocentric applications of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Neighborhood Well-liked Manager
Neighborhood Public Affairs Division
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.