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So Uncle Clement Ikpatt, The #ConMan has no Shame?

21 Jul

By Atuekong Paul Bassey

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It is disheartening and unfortunate for a Man who once lived in a comfortable glass house to now throw stones of frustration and bitterness.

Uncle, you wrote that Governor Udom is Controversial and dishonest??? 
Yet he was awarded Integrity and National Service award in the banquet hall of Aso rock presidential villa? Maybe dishonesty also flows in Aso Rock. But talking fact, when a man like Uncle Clement Ikpatt who has an incurable diarrhea of the mouth speaks about dishonesty you can clearly see he is trying to justify the monies he gets from his paymaster

Governor Udom is Uncountable???
Oh really Uncle, did you succeed in running that your ‘Spring Garden’ business kiosk? Seriously, this is why you don’t know what an audited financial statement means.
Has Federal Govt that’s is led by an anti-corruption warrior published a similar document to show how Nigeria’s monies are spent? Has any APC Gov published?

Governor Udom is Youth Unfriendly????
Yet he has trained over 20,000 youths in various skills in just 3years? Empowered and encouraged youths to seek self-discovery in sports? Employed numerous youths through the extended value chain flowing from industrialization; tourism and agriculture endeavors, likewise sending youth for training in Turkey?

Uncle, we understand your pains and readiness to satisfy your NDDC paymaster, but don’t you have an iota of shame?

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An Open Letter To A Nigerian-US Fraud Called Clement Ikpatt

21 Jun

From the archive! First Published October 6, 2011

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor

 

I will start this email with a quote from a famous Bob Marley Song in which he said,” Your best friend can be your worst enemy and your worst enemy can be your best friend”. I really do not care where you will classify me at the end of this letter but one thing for sure is that the readers of this letter will know where to put me.

There is also a famous proverb from our area in which the simple translation is that” The observer of the game sees the loopholes better than the players themselves”.The Ghanaians have one too that says,” The dancer thinks he is dancing straight but the person behind him sees the flaws in the dance”.

I would like to call your attention to how I perceive your position.

I will put it to you that there may be no position like yours in other states in Nigeria, I have spoken with a lot of my friends from other African countries and they have not heard of such a position given to one man before. They were amazed. In fact, there may not be a similar position as yours in any other African state.

In speaking with friends from most of the United States, South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia etc. They have not heard of such incursions of the local state Government into the affairs of the citizenry in foreign lands. Some received my revelation with suspicion of the motives of Akwa Ibom State and some felt it was a novel idea.

However, I feel you are in a position to make history(I would if I were you). On the other hand, you could end up failing miserably and this position could be a mockery. Why do I say so?

Firstly, it is what we may call “a position in experimentation“. It never existed before and may not have had a prepared job description. It is up to the first occupier of this office to define what the office duties will and could evolve into in the future. In such a position the first occupier can fail miserably if he or she does not identify the pros and cons and resources and lack of resources thereof at their disposal. Also, his/her mindset could defeat the purpose of the office in question.

So let us examine the resources at your disposal that I already feel that you are underutilizing. You are in charge of Diaspora worldwide, you have no counterpart created for the other continents. This means like in the United States you should be in talking terms with every single Son and Daughter of Akwa Ibom State in the 51 states of the USA. These should be your connections from Engineers in Intel to Engineers in Apple to Engineers in Microsoft(I have met them before) to Plastic Surgeons to Professors in Universities to Medical Doctors to Nurses to Teachers to Business People to Pilots and the amount of people you can connect with in this regards is just mindboggling. In every field, every person (if approached the right way) will not hide from you the question of how their industries work and how their fields are enhanced to create maximized output. In every state, you should have teams breaking into every sphere of influence in every state including the much coveted private sector, teams that are helping you connect with every Governor in the 51 states that you should link up to his Excellency the Governor. Teams that are “secretly penetrating to learn how we can make the system work for our state. Please do not forget that the Governors here are accessible by the common man and that all you need is a call to get the protocol needed to get Akwa Ibom State connected as a “Sister State’ to all these states and there are trade agreements and programs to that effect. There should have been a team already created to do a “feeling” of Wall Street and the investors there and possible trade agreements that would change the landscape forever.

Do not deceive yourself, as a rule, if our industrialization program does not involve trade we will watch the industries die a natural death all over again. That is why trade agreements is big news in this part of the world

Chinese volunteer scientist in the same vein took nuclear weaponry secrets back to China from the USA and those in Wall street took the secrets of the trade to China and now they own 85% of the loan notes of the USA.

I know you will say that you have committees that have been created,I do not need to explain to you the good committees have done Nigeria for the past 51 years. It is one of those things we inherited that waste a lot of time and nothing gets done.

In other words, you should be helping in solving the investor problem that we are talking about with the vast resources you have which are; Akwa Ibom State indigene in every part of the World !!!!!

However when I read the tone in which you write in this forum you are still just someone that relays information from Akwa Ibom State to the internet or you step in to “crack the whip “at whosoever you feel does not stay in line.

Respectfully, I just wonder if you have any idea of what you could do with the resources at your disposal. It would be such a pity if you think that the direct interpretation of your position is that of “Disciplinarian For Diaspora”. That would be such a bastardization of your office. It would be such a sad mistake. Someone who is always out to just show how stupid someone’s statements is when you do not agree with them. Nobody in the Diaspora deserves that kind of treatment, it is totally unacceptable. Even the Oyinbo and all their racism do not address us that way. You may receive a pat on the back from people back home like,”You really put them in their place” but it will be such a failure of the office when you look at the kind of resources at your disposal. I doubt if you even know your people residing in Nevada or Idaho or Wyoming or Nebraska.

If I asked you today about your people in Iceland, got any idea ???????

Sometimes in companies, I have worked for , when a new CEO is brought in, he sends an email asking everybody to write a short email to give him an idea of who you are.I thought it was a joke until you come across him at the Meet-and-Greet ceremony and to your surprise, as you begin to reintroduce yourself he cuts you short and tells you more about yourself. It makes you feel a certain level of loyalty when the guy at the top recognizes you.

I would have thought that immediately your appointment is confirmed that you would have sent a mass communique in which you would love people to write in and share their lives and experiences with you. Not to act like the people back home that when given political appointment they act as “gods” in which we see you from a distance and kneel. In the process of reaching out you would lose nothing and you would with the right attitude receive emails from as far as Australia etc. Reaching out with Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, My Space and harnessing the power of the Diaspora. A true Godfather.

I would define a Godfather as a man that is such a statesman that people scramble to help him for nothing. Not just his crowd (AIDN) but people from every walk of life. People scramble to associate with him because he represents the ideals that they long for.Associating with the person brings an excitement like no other, it’s like associating with the future and not a refined form of the status quo.

Let’s get one thing right, I am not a big fan of his Excellency Chief (Dr) Godswill Akpabio. I do believe he was destined to be Governor and that is why he is there and that is all that is needed for him to have my help if he asks for it. On the other hand those who wish him to fail also are wishing eight failed years for Akwa Abasi Ibom State and that is just unthinkable. Hence we must pray for him to succeed. However, I have seen (Like in my subsequent emails) that subordinates can make the Chief Executive look really bad. Sometimes the Chief Executive may not even know what is being done on his behalf on the streets, press, internet etc. It is up to people like you to create policy that will make a lot of people to soften towards his Excellency and join hands and work to make Akwa Abasi Ibom State a wonder.

Either you figure this out or you lash out on me cuz you really do not know how to go about it. Everything should not be the guys in Uyo trying to tell us how to go about bringing the investors that are living next door to us. Would they die if they rather got info on how to go about it from you? Info that you got from the Diaspora?

You want world-class hospitals, Diasporians work in the world class hospitals over here but we should shut up and have someone in Uyo tell us how to implement world class medical healthcare. Our children are graduating from Colleges of Engineering but we should not be seen as trying to force the system to “use them” so we should shut up and because the guys back home are clueless they call in a foreign company and after Quid Pro Quo execute the contract and then the glory goes to the State Government. So if you really do not want to use the Diaspora until they are “submissive” to you. Whats the use ?

I can also buy your argument that Diasporans duped the Government and did this or that (We can count so much that Diasporans have done that we should cease giving them any form of respect)

Let’s call a spade a spade,I would expect you as the bridge, to also brief back home on how to deal with Diaspora without hushing them down and making them feel “stupid”. It is a waste of time. It is a serious breakdown of communication of an administration with his people when things come down to bets.

A common member of the citizenry spreads rumors about the State Government. It should not entail the system being so pressed that they must fly into the territory to prove a point against a common citizen. The fight against opposition should not be personal;they are still citizens of Akwa Ibom State !!!! I will put it onto you that your present rhetoric and schematics changes nothing in the relationship between Diasporians and back home.

A leader must have a certain level of respect for the subjects he leads and he should give them the benefit of the doubt.Not every move is a publicity stunt against people back home(Baby arm amputated) or a smear campaign or an attempt to overthrow state government and every statement is either “clueless” or “stupid” or people are “disgruntled” or involved in “spinmeistering”. Sometimes with the kind of words that have been used on Diaspora, you wonder if they really want to work with them. Sometimes I wonder if it would have been better off if Diaspora had just minded their own business and left home alone.

With all due respect you have a lot of work to do and right now I do not see the difference between you and Ata Ikkideh. Why? Ata is already doing a good job of spreading info on the internet be it Real or False and stepping into frays. In fact, he claims he is the Info Consultant for the forum.

So please correct me if I am wrong but it will be nice if you could enlighten us on your job as the point man of the Diaspora. The forums are open for you to wing it in that regard.

Finally, my point is that I wish you success in this position but I hope you do not diminish the true power that you could harness as an elder statesman in the position you hold.

Goodluck

 

Clayton Udoh, Mesa, Arizona

 

Another Lamentation from AIDN Scammed Victim ~ Patriotism turns to Regret.

11 Mar

By Clayton “Bane” Udoh

“If you think that Akwa Ibom people should just forget about seeking justice the respectful way and continue to be ignored by their rulers (because someone has built highway overpasses), then get ready for even greater shocking behavior. “………

Clement Ikpatt

 

There is a famous story. The crab was telling its kids to walk straight . Then the child replied ,” Mommy could you walk for us to see ?” Then the Mommy crab said, ” Alright and please take a lesson from my example! ” then she began to walk sideways and exclaimed , ” I cannot believe what is happening!” Then walked sideways straight into her hole .

 

Respect is a two way street and being an elder is not a license for wayward behavior. Now that corruption and criminal behavior has become a way of life ,the abuse of power and the institutionalization of sycophancy. Some of us will push the system to equilibrium by refusing  to think like goats.

 

A bird said to the fellow bird ,” As hunters have learnt to shoot without missing ,so have I learnt to fly without perching”  . As elders have decided to sell their souls and abuse their power without conscience ,so have we learnt to call them out without blinking.

 

In Diaspora here there are two schools of thought. Elders are to be respected no matter the despicable behavior they exhibit and there is another in which if elders cannot respect themselves then we shall call them out.

Aniekan Umanah, AKS Info Commissioner

 

However for the uneducated moron ,historically is the crown or position of power a right or privilege? What exactly constitutes the mechanics of power ? Is there a dynamic in which the ruler agrees to rule and the people accept to be ruled ?  Is it a modified form of slavery in which you have no say in the extent of the power being wielded on your behalf ?  The mechanics of power is simple, the people’s acceptance of the ruler is the substrate in which they operate on. Minus that the ruler ceases to be legitimate. Ghaddafi , Mubarak,Nixon and countless rulers thru the ages have realized sadly and too late that their  power is based on the acceptance of the people.

Failure even in ancient times to realize this principle led to the fall of kings and emperors.  Kings like Charles the First were hanged a mile high as an example to the realm on what the abuse of power brings .

 

 

The pre-colonial blueprint for the West African sub-region by our colonial masters was a system that demanded for absolute subservient behavior . This was to ensure a smooth “slavery” of the people for their ruling pleasure. It was passed on to subsequent generations while the  country of origins of the colonial masters were going thru revolutions and upheavals that led to drastic reformation of their societies and their civilizations at large.

Now fast forward to this day and age , the uneducated moron still abides by the mentality passed onto us by our colonial masters which has led to the retrogression of our society based on one rule ” Oga can do no wrong”. Meanwhile in the land of our Colonial Masters the abusive ruler is quickly removed from office.

 

So let the Bat, not question the Hawk on the merits of his flight techniques because afterall the Bat only flies in the night ! Let nobody question a person on what has he done lately for Akwa Ibom State when he/she has done nothing lately for the state also. Thereby creating an atmosphere in which wrong doing cannot be scrutinized and questioned. Thereby creating a pseudo class of “untouchables” . Thereby creating the breakdown of law and order as we see in Nigeria because the whole land is infested with “untouchables” !

 

This principle was understood by the women involved in the 1929 Ikot Abasi riots. The system was betrayed by the Colonial Masters and consort of native chiefs working in tandem to produce an unnecessary burden on the people. The women reacted quickly even if their chiefs thought that the action of the Colonial Masters was ok.

Nowadays based on the utterances of certain individuals on the Internet we have men who are far weaker than these heroic women but they call themselves men. She-men who are swayed by every demonstration of power and administration no matter how negative and damning it is to the social fabric of the society. She-men whose greed is so intense that they do not have the bravery like true moral leaders and true rulers would, to question abnormalities like murder,kidnapping,looting,embezzlement and the defrauding of innocent members of Diaspora by organizations they belonged to (AIDN).

 

Let Bats not question Hawks anymore

 

Clayton “Bane” Udoh

Mesa,AZ

 

A’Ibom Info Commissioner-Aniekan Umanah, Akpabio’s Diaspora Spin-doctors in Massive Financial Scam.

28 Jan

*Clement Ikpatt, Uduak Ukpe, Ata Ikkideh, others fingered.

Hon Aniekan Umanah

Hon Aniekan Umanah

The botched Germany Expo organized by Akpabio’s men in America and Europe, is causing ripples in the state. Following an expose by a US based Akwa Ibomite, Uwem Sam, the state is abuzz with what a commentator called the scam of the new year.

It has been alleged that people who acted under the impression that the Akwa Ibom state government was going to bankroll the event are now counting their losses as money allegedly released to cover their expenses has vamoose into deep pockets in Uyo. It was further alleged that N10m meant to offset out of pocket expenses never got to those who spent their money. In a response, Aniekan Umana the commissioner fingered in the scam said that the said N10m has not been released, but that £10,000 had been sent to one Uduak Ukpe in London to cover printing expenses. But another source put the money spent on printing at a little over £4,000, adding that printing was not done in London as claimed but in Slovenia. We are still working on this interesting scam as it unfolds.

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