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Okupe, failed contract: Suswan asks predecessor to clear the air

By PETER DURU

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has washed his hands off the alleged N700million said to be owed the state government by the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for alleged failed contract.

Suswam maintained that his predecessor, Senator George Akume, owed the people of the state an explanation as to what actually transpired in that transaction.

Fielding questions from newsmen in Otukpo, Suswam stressed that he was handicapped to dabble into the matter because his predecessor never handed him a handover note in 2007 when he assumed the leadership of the state.

The governor maintained that Akume was in a better position to clear the air on the N2.3billion contract that was awarded in 2004 and so much money paid to the contractor in 2006, at the twilight of that administration.


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