NNPC refutes reviews of bribe to NANS, funding of vote buying for in Ondo •Considers appropriate action in opposition to Sahara Newshounds, Nairaland
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has refuted reviews in a chunk of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and offered funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to capture votes within the trusty concluded Ondo Issue gubernatorial election.
In an announcement by the Neighborhood Total Manager, Neighborhood Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Corporation described the reviews as sportive and contrived allegations, without any substance if truth be told, ostensibly designed to attend the selfish ends of their sponsors to bring NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Corporation’s characterize.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS revealed by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it got a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, inquiring for for financial toughen to enable the affiliation present palliatives to students who had been stranded at a amount of faculties all the contrivance in which by contrivance of the lockdown, a query the Corporation would possibly perhaps perhaps now not honour as a result of the odd conditions and financial constraints thrown up by the global oil market meltdown.
Relating to the allegation of offering funds to toughen a political occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in buying for votes all the contrivance in which by contrivance of the Ondo Issue gubernatorial election revealed by Nairaland, the Corporation explained that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, therefore, it is far non-partisan and doesn’t buy in sponsorship of political events or causes.
NNPC called on Saharareporters and Nairaland to buy the reviews failing which it’d be forced to search appropriate redress as relevant.
It also urged contributors of the public to discountenance the reviews, stressing that they had been a crass show cowl of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions geared toward serving the selfish applications of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Neighborhood Total Manager
Neighborhood Public Affairs Division
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.