Chief Godswill Akpabio has finally opened up on allegations that he owns the 5-storey building that collapsed in Lekki area of Lagos state, leaving over 30 people dead.
The Senate minority leader, in a statement issued by his special assistant, Anietie Ekong, denied ownership of Lekki Gardens, describing the allegations linking him to its ownership as ‘unfair’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the former governor’s spokesperson to have said:
“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.”
While tasking the said online medium to make inquiries from the authorities of the Lagos state government and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) 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.
“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 was quoted to have added.