Former Governor of Akwa-Ibom state and serving Senator,Godswill Akpabio has denied sponsoring the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
Akpabio said “It is a fabrication from the pit of hell from those who are profiteering from the crisis in the Niger Delta and would wish no end to it.”
The former Governor described the allegation as a politically motivated propaganda by those who seek to profit from the crisis in the Niger Delta.
Akpabio also warned that the issues in the oil rich region should not be politicised by anybody.
The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) named Akpabio, former President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa,Raymond Dokpesi, Olisa Metuh and many others, as sponsors of the NDA.
A statement issued by Akpabio’s Special Assistant on Media,Anietie Ekong, said “For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that Senator Akpabio has no link with the Niger Delta Avengers or any other militant group for that matter.
“Contrarily, the position of Senator Akpabio as a foremost advocate of dialogue in resolving the Niger Delta crisis is well known. He is of the strong belief that blowing up pipelines and causing further environmental pollution of the Niger Delta is not in the interest of the region as it would take over 100 years to remediate the effects of such environmental degradation.
“Neither does he believe that economic sabotage at a time of economic recession that the nation is presently passing through can be an answer to the Niger Delta problem.”
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and the African Independent Television (AIT) boss, Raymond Dokpesi have also denied allegations that they are sponsors of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).