Topic: N1.4bn Contract: Delta PDP Faction Drags Edwin Clark To EFCC  (Read 794 times)

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The soured relationship between the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Peter Orubebe and his political godfather, Chief Edwin Clark, has taken another dimension as a faction of Delta State elders of the People’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Stakeholders’Forum yesterday dragged the Ijaw leader and former information minister and his company, Panama Construction Company before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging failed execution of contracts worth billions of naira.

While calling on the commission to investigate the matter, the group led by Chief Alex Ikpeazu (state secretary) highlighted the various contracts abandoned by Chief Clark’s company after allegedly collecting the mobilisation fees from the state government.

In the petition dated June 22, 2013 and addressed to the EFCC chairman, Mr Ibrahim Larmode, the petitioners alleged that “Panama Construction Company located at 5 Swamp Road Warri and owned by Chief Edwin Clark characteristically abandoned the N1.4 billion reclamation/shore protection job at Amazama, Rivers State given to it by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs even though they have been heavily mobilised to the tune of N215million on December 31, 2011.

“Similarly, Panama Construction Ltd, was awarded a 10.3km Aladja-Isaba Road Project in Delta State in 2006 for N595 million and surprisingly seven years after, no meaningful job has been done and as at June 3, 2013, Chief Clark is asking for further variation to drag the value of the project he has since abandoned to over N1 billion.

  “In one of his recent letters to Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Chief Clark raised sentiment about similar projects abandoned by other discredited Delta leaders, who succeeded in blackmailing the government to abnormally inflate the values of their contracts to over N1billion.”


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