Elder Godsday Orubebe formal Minister of Niger Delta Affairs became spiritual after his victory in Court yesterday Thursday 6th April, 2017. An Abuja High Court Presided over by Justice Olukayode Adeniyi yesterday struck out a six-count charge bordering on alleged complicity in a contract fraud brought against him.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) accused the ex-minister of being involved in a N1.97billion contract scam while he oversaw the ministry of Niger Delta Affairs under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
In his defence, the ex Minister who became popular after his surprising display of power during the 2015 Presidential Election went spiritual saying;
“I made a vow in 2007 not to disappoint God when I took oath of office to serve my motherland as a minister. Though men were out to ruin me, my Jehovah has vindicated me. In fact, I have seen the goodness of the Lord today,”
“The innocent may fall, the innocent may stumble, but he will never suffer in vain.
“Aside the fact that I hold my integrity and faith in God in high esteem, I went into government to serve Nigerians, not my pocket nor bank accounts. Right from the day I was taken to court, I maintained that I was innocent and God has proved that today.
“Truth may live a difficult life, but it will always prevail. I am now vindicated, my tarnished image has been restored and I can again be celebrated by my admirers. I hold no grudge, against any man”, he added.