Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7:29 pm
Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godwill Akpabio, has denied ownership of Lekki Gardens, Lagos, where a building collapsed, killing 35 people.
A statement issued by Mr Anietie Ekong, Special Assistant to Akpabio on Tuesday in Abuja, described as `unfair to the minority leader,’ linking him to a property he does not own.
An online medium in a twitter “flash,” claimed that the former governor of Akwa Ibom “has been linked to the ownership of Lagos Lekki Gardens.’’
“We want to state categorically that Senator Akpabio is not the owner of Lagos Lekki Gardens nor has he any form of relationship whatsoever with the said company.
“While we condole with the families of those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate building collapse, we are saddened that the online media could chose to play politics with such a tragic incident as the death of Nigerians.
“This mischief is happening at a time the owners of Lagos Lekki Gardens have been arraigned before a competent court of law for all Nigerians to see,’’ Ekong said.
He tasked the online media to find out from the authorities of the Lagos State Government and the Corporate Affairs Commission if they still doubt the ownership of the Lagos Lekki Gardens.
Ekong noted that this is one in a series of falsehood that the online media had fabricated against the senate minority leader.
He recalled that the same online media reported on Dec. 10, 2015 that Sen. Akpabio had been sacked from the Senate by an Appeal Court which had not even delivered its judgment.
“The senate minority leader advised the promoters of the online publication “to jettison mischief, falsehood and fabrication and uphold the fine journalism tradition of objectivity, truth and fairness.’’ Ekong said.