Kachikwu Disowns Posters On His Alleged Delta State Governorship Ambition

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu Monday disowned posters purportedly announcing his ambition to contest the 2019 governorship election in Delta State.
His campaign posters were pasted in strategic positions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Monday, announcing his intention to contest.
However, he denied any knowledge of the poster, adding that he has not indicated interest in running for any elective position in Delta State.
The Director Press, Petroleum Resources, Idang Alibi, in a statement noted that “our attention has been drawn to fake campaign posters of the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu for the 2019 governorship elections in Delta State pasted by unknown persons across the Federal Capital Territory.”
Kachikwu, according to the statement, is focused on the reforms currently being implemented in the petroleum sector under the leadership of President Buhari and Ag President Osinbajo in line with his duties as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
It added that the Minister is committed to effectively representing his state of origin, Delta State, in the federal cabinet to institutionalise transparency, accountability and productivity in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.
“It is gratifying that, despite challenges, measurable progress has been made in achieving important milestones under Kachikwu‘s watch and today, the petroleum sector is more transparent and contributes more to the national coffers. Consolidating on this progress remains the priority of Dr.Kachikwu and he refuses to be distracted from this focus”, said the statement.
Kachikwu urged stakeholders in both the Oil and Gas sector and indeed the general public to discountenance these unfounded speculations.
“The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources assured all Nigerians of his and Government’s continued commitment to the welfare and well-being of the citizenry, while thanking them for usual cooperation and collaboration towards achieving the lofty dreams of a thriving Oil and Gas sector for Nigeria”, the statement added.

Author: News Editor

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