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Published On: Sun, Jan 10th, 2016

DESOPADEC MD, Makinde Threatens to Drag Saharareporters, Trend FM to Court over False Publication

LAGOS JANUARY 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Managing Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Mr. Williams Makinde threaten to drag an online publication, Saharareporters and an electronic medium, Trend FM for peddling of falsehood against the person and office of the Speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya.
Makinde who handed out the threat in an interview made available to URHOBOTODAY said any false report make against DESOPADEC or make against my person, he would take that person to court because h had tolerated enough.
“I have taken enough of this rubbish. So, we don’t have a budget, we have not submitted budget to the House of Assembly neither have I made any contact with the House of Assembly on bribe or whatever greasing of palm that they are talking about. How can somebody sit in his office or wherever he is and come up with those stories? It beats my imagination,” Makinde noted, saying the publication is false, malicious and he is investigating it.
The DESOPADEC Boss argued that for an electronic media like Trend FM to have picked it from Saharareporters without cross checking facts before broadcasting is very annoying stressing that what happened had revealed that ninety percent of information Trend FM broadcast in their news are false.
He said he was embarrassed by the publication because DESOPADEC had not concluded its own budget internally nor submitted a budget to the governor or to the House so how come the issue of bribe or whatever greasing of palm that they are talking about in their publications..
Asked if he had any issue with Speaker, Delta State House of Assemby, Hon Monday Igbuya, Makinde said, “I am terribly embarrassed because the person they are talking about apart from being the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, is a senior member of my ethnic group. He is an Urhobo man. It will be very annoying that two people from Delta Central who have found themselves in the same government are going to be involved in this kind of conflict.
“The truth is that we have never had any issue, myself and the speaker. The Speaker calls me time and over to advise me on one issue or another, please do it this way, do it that way because I am new in government. He invited me to his house to talk on how to go about issues. When I had issue with the youth, he invited me. When I had issue with some of my colleagues, he invited us. So he has been acting and playing the role of a father which he is to me in this commission. So, maybe that is why people want to cause disaffection between us.”

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