Former Niger Delta Minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has raised the alarm that he was being oppressed for his support to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Orubebe who is charged to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, told a press conference in Abuja on Sunday that he had not committed any offense to warrant being belittled by the present administration.
The former minister also declared that he had never demanded and collected a bribe throughout his six-year sojourn as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria adding that he was convinced that the CCT was out to frame him given the way it had already begun his ‘trial’ in the media when he had only been served with the summons to appear before the court on November 9, 2015.
He said: “I was served with Code of Conduct Tribunal summons on Friday last week and the paper, which I personally signed and collected stated that I was expected to appear before them on November the ninth.
“I was taken aback by the news that I had already been arraigned. This tells me that it is an issue of witch hunt which is not good for this country. It is not good to take me to the public court before being tried.
“The issues contained in the summons are that I took N50 million bribe from one of the contractors who handled a project for the ministry of Niger Delta and another N20 million from the same contractor as well as not declaring my plots of land in Asokoro and Kyame districts of Abuja. I find these charges very empty and frivolous.
It will be recalled that Orubebe, two months ago, exchanged heated words with Edo state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, describing the governor as a‘garage boy,’adding that he will expose the dubious deeds of the Edo state chief executive against Nigerians.
The duel between both politicians was greeted with extreme revulsion byNigerians who reacted to their outburst via social media then.