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N620 Million Routine Thefts: Governor Akpabio’s Brothers Distribute SUVs To PDP Stalwarts

23 Dec

By Effiong Ubong, Uyo

 The brothers of Governor Akpabio, led by Prince Akpabio, yesterday distributed 31 SUVs to some PDP stalwarts including some cult members in Akwa Ibom State from the N620 million they routinely milk from the Local Government Council. A PDP chieftain in the state who craved anonymity divulged to this reporter.

SUVs distributed to some PDP stalwarts and AKS government thugs

SUVs distributed to some PDP stalwarts and AKS government thugs

“I witnessed it the distribution. It’s fleet of brand new SUVs, 31 in number
distributed today to PDP stalwarts and some questionable ‘loyalists ‘in the state. The fleet scheme is master-minded by one of the clan members, Prince Akpabio at a cost of N20 million per vehicle, totaling N620 million. The money is allegedly removed from local governments’ purse and each LG is taxed N20m for the illegal project.”  The source said,

He stated that the 31 SUVs were parked for weeks in front of the residence of the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon Samuel Ikon and that of the Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Ekpenyong Ntekim, before finally distributed by Prince Akpabio himself to some selected PDP members who were believed to have  ‘served’ their masters well.

“For weeks, the fleet was seen parked at a lot across from the residences of Speaker of the Assembly and that of Commissioner of Justice.” The chieftain said through a text message

He lamented that that the Akpabio brothers have continually drained the local government even when their brother persistently deduct huge sum of money at source from the local government allocation, these men continue to force the Local Government Chairmen to give them money with threat of removing them should they fail to meet their routine demands. A development he said has compelled the local government heads to frequently borrow money from the bank for the payment of salaries and other entitlements.

“Despite huge sums of money allocated to the state, huge sums of money like this disappear daily while the poor in the state go to bed with empty stomach. The LG chairs are afraid of being hounded and cannot openly challenge the clan lest they are removed from office. If you wonder why your local governments are not making good use of allocated funds but are turning to banks in droves for loan to cover salaries, It is because the clan is milking the LG purse dry.” The PDP chief maintained.

Fuel Subsidy Removal: GROUP CALLS FOR PROBE OF AKSG OVER AMAKPE REFINERY

17 Jan

Akpabio sabotaged Amakpe Refinery in Eket

Following the Federal Government‘s Policy on deregulation which led to the controversial removal of subsidy on petroleum products, groups and individuals have called for probe of the Akwa Ibom State Government on their alleged sabotage of the Amakpe Refinery Project, Eket

Speaking during a press conference organized by a group known as Concerned Unemployed Graduates, Eket chapter, the coordinator, while advising the Federal Government to rescind its earlier decision on the fuel subsidy for the interest of the Nigeria Masses also called for a High Powered Panel of Enquiry into the lingering crisis which has led to the delay in commencement of operation in the Amakpe Refinery, Eket.

Noting that the commencement of operations in the said Refinery would have helped cushion the harsh effects of the fuel subsidy removal as well reduced the level of unemployment in the State. CUG alleged that the current crisis in the indigenous company was caused by a cabal of oil subsidy beneficiaries in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency, Chief (Dr) Godswill Akpabio.

“Our attention has been drawn to the public outcry due to the harsh effects of the subsidy removal on petrol by the Federal Government of Nigeria led by our son, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. We have also noted with keen interest the future benefits the said removal might bring to the people of Nigeria through the deregulation of the Petroleum sub-sector.

“While we would have loved to support the said policy, we are constrained by the negative effects it has caused the poor masses of Nigeria, hence, we wish to advise the Federal Government of Nigeria to, as a matter of urgency, rescind its earlier removal of the fuel subsidy for the interest of the Nigerian people until the necessary measures to cushion a possible future removal effects, are put in place.

“…we also wish to call on the Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan – led administration to set up a high-powered panel of inquiry into the unacceptable delay in the commencement of operations in the AMAKPE Refinery, Eket, owned by indigenes of Akwa Ibom State.

“it is our belief that the said delay is being caused by the cabal of fuel Subsidy beneficiaries in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency, Chief (Dr) Godwill Akpabio, CON.

“… our position is on the premise that the commencement of operation in Amakpe Refinery would, apart from providing fuel for use by the Nigerian citizens, have also helped in providing job opportunities for the unemployed youths in the State”, the group concludes.

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