….Says Nunieh Is A Bad Loser, Should Accept Her Sacked In Good Fate
Samuel Ogidan, Abuja
Donu Kogbara, former media adviser to the sacked acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh has opened a new can of worn against her former boss.
Lambasting Nunieh at the weekend while addressing newsmen in Abuja, Kogbara described Nunieh as a bad loser.
She said that Nunieh’s claim that the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio attempted to force a corruption allegation against the Chairman, Senate committee on NDDC, Peter Nwaoboshi, was baseless and untrue.
Claiming that Nunieh’s attitude left much to be desired, Kogbara told her former boss to accept her sacked in good fate, adding that the attempt to frame corruption charge against Nwaoboshi was initiated and executed by Nunieh.
Kogbara said that Nunieh’s allegations against Akpabio were far from the truth.
Advising Nunieh to move on with her life, Kogbara said, “if they allow you to go with all your emoluments, you should just thank God and go in a gracious and dignified way.
“Even if you feel that you would not have been removed had it been you were in a better term with certain people, the fact is, you have played into the hands of those who don’t want you around.
“Even those who do want you around will have a problem retaining you because there is clear evidence that you have broken the law or failed to do something critical like youth service.
“My wish for her is, she should accept her dismissal graciously.”
“Even if he (Akpabio) is guilty of everything she has accused him of, at least that one on Nwaoboshi was not true.”
Asked if her former boss has National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate, Kogbara disclosed that from all the actions displayed by Nunieh, she doesn’t think she has.
Recall that Nunieh had said that her removal from office was orchestrated by Akpabio because she refused to act according to his directive.
The sacked former NDDC MD had said that “nobody makes any payment in NDDC without Godswill Akpabio’s approval. When we first came, on the day of the inauguration, he said to me in the car, ‘Madam MD, if you don’t do what I say, the same pen with which I used to sign your paper is the same pen I’ll use to remove you.”
But, reacting to the allegation when he featured on AriseTV News on Saturday night, Akpabio said that Nunieh “was relieved of her appointment because of insubordination.”
“My ministry which supervises her wrote several letters to her but she never responded to one.”
Akpabio added that he had received petitions from anti corruption agency that Nunieh didn’t have the requisite qualifications to work as acting MD of a commission.
He further emphasized that she was removed after the discovery that there was no record in the national headquarters of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to prove her participation in the scheme.
The Minister said: “We have written to her to explain but she had not responded.”