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Smear campaign alleged against ex-PPMC boss

06 April 2016, 18:02

Abuja - A public policy analyst has dismissed the allegations of corruption against former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Marketing Company (PPMC) Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue.

Ted Matthews, the analyst, alleged this was merely a media campaign to tarnish the image of the beleaguered executive.

“One person who has been at the receiving end of this vicious fight back by corruption is the former PPMC boss, now MD, NNPC  (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) Retail, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, a woman widely known for her intolerance for graft and sticking to the rules,” noted Matthews.

“While some Nigerians can buy into this devious plan to demonise an honest public officer, those of us who are close watchers of happenings in the oil and gas industry and have access to privileged information can easily tell that the media attacks against her are nothing but a fitting example of corruption fighting back at her for the good work she did as Managing Director of PPMC, a subsidiary of NNPC long known as a cesspit for corruption.”

He said accusations against Matthews were part of an elaborate plan to destroy Ogbue's reputation of the former PPMC boss by vested corrupt persons whose schemes to defraud the country were blocked by the regime of transparency and zero tolerance for corruption that Ogbue brought to bear on the operations of PPMC.

“Their strategy is to by so doing force the hand of President Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources to remove her from her new position as MD, NNPC Retail so they can in addition to extracting their pound of flesh influence the appointment of someone who they can put in their pockets to facilitate their illicit deals.”

Nnamdi-Ogbue was recently arrested as part of investigations into the fuel scarcity rocking the country.

- CAJ News


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