A file picture of the Minister of State for Petroleum Assets, Timipre Sylva.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Assets, Timipre Sylva, has distanced himself from the alleged assault on the home of former River State Governor, Peter Odili, and his spouse, Justice Mary.
He said this in response to claims by the Rivers State authorities that he sponsored thugs to besiege the couple’s home and that he and the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, ought to be held accountable ought to something occurs to them.
This adopted the judgement of a panel of Supreme Courtroom judges led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili which sacked APC’s candidate, David Lyon, because the governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
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In a sequence of tweets on Friday, Sylva dismissed the allegations by the federal government and described them as unusual and much from the reality.
He famous that he labored with the couple whereas Odili was in workplace, stressing that he would by no means malign individuals he regarded as much as.
“There is no truth in that strange and weighty claim,” the minister stated as he took a swipe on the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
He added, “Governor Wike ought to know in what excessive esteem I maintain (former) Governor Peter and Justice Odili whom I’ve identified and labored with lengthy earlier than Governor Wike got here into the image.
“It won’t happen to me, beneath any circumstance, to malign the individual and picture of individuals I maintain up as position fashions.”