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I never believed Pondei’s slumping was real ― Lawmaker
“The video of Prof Pondei slumping will forever remain on the internet for years to come. His children will grow up to see it and they will ask him questions”
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Hon Ben Igbakpa, House member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency, wades into the NDDC saga, described slump of Prof Kemebradikumor Pondei, the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof as “unreal” adding that the slumping of the NDDC boss grew to become dumb because he had nothing to say in the course of the probe.
The Rep member also stated that he is confident that years to come Prof Pondei’s kids will query him (Pondei) on why he slumped and was rushed to the hospital while being grilled on allegations surrounding a commission he headed.
Igbakpa, disclosed at the weekend on Channels TV Hard Copy programme where he also condemned the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, of allegedly being overbearing in his supervisory function of the NDDC regards his approval of budgetary funding expenditures.
The legislator, who is also a member of the House Committee on NDDC, exempted the past acting NDDC MD, Joy Numieh of any offense, saying: “I do not find any wrongdoing with the actions of Joy Numieh, but I do same for Pondei.
“The video of Prof Pondei slumping will forever remain on the internet for years to come. His children will grow up to see it and they will ask him questions that why were you asked by the lawmakers to the extent that you had to die if you are really dying?
“I never believed his ‘dying’ was genuine, it cannot be genuine, I respect life. Everybody was worried over what happened, but in less than two hours he left the hospital. He actually came with a plan which was to sit before the committee chairman and tell him we cannot talk before you because he (committee chairman) is an interested party.
“A professor with a lot of brains suddenly became dumb. But he came and met a different game, and obviously couldn’t talk and had to do that. I knew it was not real and he was pretending because my inner spirit did not tell me it was real.”SOURCE: Scannews24.com