Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio shocked Nigerians with his response to the damming allegations made against him by the former Acting Managing Director of the Interim Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Joy Nuneih as he said her four former husbands can attest to
Nunieh had accused the minister of forcing her to take oath of secrecy to committing fraud but she resisted.
But defending himself of the allegations, Akpabio while featuring on Arise TV News monitored in Abuja by SaharaReporters went from the serious to the ridiculous, without addressing the issues raised against him by Nunieh.
First, he alleged that Nunieh, a lawyer, was not qualified to head the NDDC because she has no certificates, including the NYSC certificate.
Then, he derailed by telling Nigerians that she had been married four times, and divorced four times insisted that the former NDDC MD has a character problem
Akpabio also charged his interviewer to bring the four husbands of Nunieh, whom she had allegedly divorced, to the studio to attest to her temperament.
He said “I don’t want to discuss her because that’s not the job of a Minister.
“The last MD you mentioned, Joy Nunieh, I wish she can go to hospital, see a doctor take some injections and relax.
“I’m not saying that there’s something wrong with her, but I’m saying there’s something wrong with her temperament.
“Remember she had about four other husbands that she married.
” You also need to bring all the other former husbands to the studio so that you ask them questions one after the other because it looks like character.
“They will have answers to her problem. Not a professional conduct, is she a professional ?
“They will tell you about her character because what I’m seeing here…if somebody comes up and says something on television channel…then the whole world…Nigerians love bad news, and my job is to protect the citizens of the country and the administration of Mr. President.
“I must tell you that even Mr. President, President Buhari was not aware of all these things because I did not want to bother because he will be shocked”.