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RE: INI EMEMOBONG’S BLOATED EGO AND GODSWILL AKPABIO’S ETHNIC CARD. #CowardAkpabio

1 Apr

By Aniekan Ukpong

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We are constrained to respond to an epistle by one Sampson Sampson which sought to denigrate the person and office of Mr. Ini Ememobong, the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party.

From the tone and language of the publication, it is clear that the author is Chief Godswill Akpabio. Why Akpabio lacks the courage to own up to the publication speaks volumes about his flawed character. After his defeat at the polls by Engr. Christopher Ekpenyong, outgoing Senator Godswill has been lamenting and blaming everybody but himself. He has attributed his defeat at the polls to a conspiracy by leaders of his Party such as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Hon Rotimi Amaechi. He has blamed the Akwa Ibom State INEC REC. Mr. Mike Igini and made several baseless and wild allegations.

Expectedly. Mr. Sampson (read Senator Akpabio) claims that Mr. Ememobong came to limelight through Akpabio’s benevolence. Sen. Akpabio and his wife have never stopped boasting that they made everybody in Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio ceaselessly seeks glory and adulation. He competes with the Almighty God for glory, adulation and worship. Anybody who had the honor and privilege to SERVE THE STATE when Akpabio was Governor is always reminded that he came from the gutters.

Akpabio not only plays god; he is loud, lousy and noisy forever seeking attention and validation because of insecurity. Are other Governors like Fashola who served at the same time with Akpabio boasting about their achievements and denigrating those who served in their administrations? Indeed the bottom line is that Akpabio lacks class. We have had other former Governors in this State. Has anybody ever heard former Governor Victor Attah boast about bringing anybody to the limelight just because the person SERVED THE STATE during his tenure? Has Attah ever boasted that he brought Godswill Akpabio and others who served under him from obscurity to limelight? Attah will never go so low because he is God-fearing and has class and proper upbringing. As Governor, Attah treated all those who served the State under him with dignity and respect and always thanked them for their contributions to the development of the State. Out of office, Attah remains a role model and father figure who is loved, respected and honored by all who served the State under him. Can the same be said of Godswill Akpabio? No. Indeed enduring respect and honor are earned by those who are deserving. Akpabio erroneously thought that respect can be bought.

He must have learnt by now that the office of Governor is not permanent and you will not be respected just because you once were a governor who shared State resources to all and sundry to buy respect. People will respect you for your integrity, comportment honor and character. Godswill Akpabio as Governor consistently humiliated and denigrated Attah.
It is shocking that Akpabio will accuse Ememobong of disrespect because as State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, he is only 35. What has age got to do with someone performing the duties of his office? Is this not the same Godswill Akpabio who (with his wife) in 2014 insulted Buhari (a former Head of State and a man old enough to be his father) Did Akpabio not dismiss Buhari as an illiterate and a senile old man? If Akpabio has forgotten or is prepared to lie as is his wont, I can send him copies of the videos now trending on YouTube.

Out of desperation, Akpabio is now trying to play the ethnic card. This is a cheap act of desperation. Akpabio wanted to be the only cock in Annang land and even Akwa Ibom. Accordingly, he destroyed prominent Annang leaders (many of whom were his benefactors) like Atuekong Don Etiebet (lucky to be alive), late Ime Umana. late Albert Ukpana, late Okon Uwah, late Chief Fidelis Etim. Did Akpabio not dim the stars of bright upcoming Annang politicians like Hon. Uwem Udoma, Hon Ekperikpe Ekpo, Hon Pat Ineme etc.

The people of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District have spoken. They rejected Akpabio because of his boastfulness and flawed character.
Sen. Godswill Akpabio is not indispensable. How does Akpabio failing his election a threat to the unity of the State? How is Mr. Ememobong by simply doing his work as PDP Publicity Secretary a threat to Akpabio and the Annang Nation? Is Akpabio more Annang than Christopher Ekpenyong, Ibok Essien, or even his cousin Prince Ukpong Akpabio- a serving commissioner in Udom Emmanuel’s administration?

As Governor Akpabio’s performance was grossly overrated against the background of the huge revenues of N3 trillion that accrued to the State between 2007 and 2015. His performance as Senator and Minority Leader was similarly mediocre with no record of outstanding leadership. How many bills of national consequence or significance did Akpabio sponsor in the Senate? His colleagues and constituents (including Emmanuel Enoidem) see Akpabio as a shameless coward and sycophant who cannot stand the heat and provide leadership when courage is required. If Obong Attah were such a coward how could he have led other distinguished Akwa Ibom sons and leaders like Sen. Udoma Udoma and Sen. Ibok Essien to win the 13 Percent Derivation battle for Akwa Ibom. The difference is that these distinguished leaders whose achievements changed the economic fortunes of Akwa Ibom have carried themselves with humility, decorum and dignity. Attah has not been boasting about his historic and monumental achievement of winning the 13 Percent battle. After Attah won the battle, Akpabio, the eternal opportunist came in to squander and waste the resources.

The truth is that Akpabio was promoted beyond his capacity and competence.
Will anybody in good conscience claim that Akpabio has created more impact in the Senate than a patriot like Senator Ibok Essien who served as Deputy Chief Whip. All those who are shedding crocodile tears because Akpabio lost an election should realize that Akwa Ibom State will thrive with or without Akpabio. There are still many leaders in the mould of Attah, Udoma and Ibok Essien who abound in this State. Nobody should write off the Senator-Elect for Akwa Ibom North East -Engr. Christopher Ekpenyong a former Deputy Governor and foundation member of the PDP who cut his business and political teeth at a time Akpabio was still roaming the streets of Lagos. Ekpeyong will do better than Akpabio who lacked real depth and substance and covered his weaknesses by being loud and lousy.

Aniekan Ukpong writes from Abak.Image may contain: 1 person

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#Udom: Keeping The Peace & Wiping Out Traces Of Terror

10 Mar

By Sam Itauma

The Cross Road
We have come to another crossroad in the annals of our democracy.
Why we are down in the trenches at some points is because we, more often than not, fail to take action and rational decision at the appropriate time.
In Akwa Ibom State, we have a unique and finest of a gentleman in the saddle of power whose desire to forge a common bond, create a congenial environment for the sustainability of our economy and above all, peace to reign remains unparalleled.

The question is: does he really deserve another four years term after exhausting the first term? Reasonably, Mr Udom Emmanuel is more than deserving of our support for the second term.
This is why.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has done much to clear battalions of cult groups inherited from the past administration.
These were wildcard cult boys that were recruited, groomed and released by politicians mostly those in authorities to kidnap, maim and assassinate perceived political enemies and anyone believed to create challenges to the political office holders in the top echelon.
It was such a surreal moment and people were literally living in the edge of doom and sleeping with one eye open as fear beclouded the atmosphere; anarchy strutted the whole landscape as even churches were invaded by these hired hooligans who captured their victims and either mowed them down summarily to death or abducted them and demanded for ransom. Some even paid the ransom but didn’t make it alive. Some who made it alive had their limbs chopped off or eyes savagely blew off.
This was the era where private businesses were ransacked and destroyed with no compensation. Out of fear, people made an exodus out of the situation, running out and sojourned In strange lands; in self-exile or became refugees from a country where there was no civil war.
It was a time where stationed Investors took to their heels while the would-be investors closed any chapters or hopes of coming in.
It was a time in his history were multinational companies could not keep their employees in the state. Some were often ferried via choppers from other states or long buses fully guarded by platoons and masked soldiers to and from work.

Again, it was a period where sound bites like “There’s so much hunger in the land.” “My mother is sick in the hospital and I cannot pay the bill” “Who’ll be the next victim of kidnapping or assassination?”, etc were commonplace. Yet, a lot of oil money was unprecedentedly flowing in and gushing in.
Today, we’re blessed to have a man whose quest to reverse these negative indicators is sacrosanct and remains what he holds dear in his heart.
Industrialization Drive.
In any given society, employment is critical to sustainability, health, and development. One significant aspect of Udom’s administration goals is the creation of jobs through industrialization drive. So far, just three and a half years, we can boast of 14 viable industries established in the state and still counting. This is no mean feat as compared to the previous administration which promised to build 31 industries but ended up with zero in eight years.
Why You Should Go Out And Vote
For those of you who think election does not hold water you, think about the flurry of kidnapping, cultism that will resurface if you don’t act now. Don’t you think investors will run away again? And if investors run away again then hardship and hunger will resurface.
For those of you who developed voting apathy, if you allow mindless politicians to come in, individuals with cavalier mindsets, they’ll plunge us into the precipice.
Think about the stinking, dilapidated educational and healthcare structures that Governor Udom inherited from the previous administration and he’s revamping them. We cannot afford to make such a costly mistake
We cannot become radioactive in poverty, unemployment and educationally backwards. We cannot reject peace and unity that we vouch for and echo every day on the platter of falsehood peddled by hackneyed political officer seekers whose intent is to cremate our state, our unity our peace and our economy for their egotistical, narcissistic and corrupt interests.

Stealing And Destruction of Private Businesses

By the way, why should any reasonable persons think of queueing behind people who deliberately destroyed private businesses of their citizens if they could not steal it or take over from their owners by crooked means?
We cannot forget in a haste the destruction of farmland owned by a man in Uyo (Monday Akpautong?) by those in authority.
The killing of the Ekpenyong brothers who refused to hand over their sand quarry to the greedy fiends in authority then. This subsequently led to the arrest and detention of innocent people like Dr. Chris Ekong, Fabian Ekpenyong (victims’ brother) who were almost killed in detention while the identified culprits were let off the hook.
We cannot forget the crushing of the AMAKPE Refineries by those who could not establish a single industry while in the government office. The refinery was slated to employ more than 6,000 people in the first takeoff. The saddest part is that, after they truncated the refinery takeoff in 2010, they hired deranged cyber thugs to carry out incessant and strings of campaigns of calumny aimed at tarnishing the image of the AMAKPE Refineries promoters. This was their hallmark, no doubt.

Vacuous Promises and Outlandish Lies

Today we have people who cruise through the network of lies, mountains of mendacity and web of falsehood. I mean people who ride with trucks fully loaded with the baggage of empty promises coming again to take over governance in order to take us a million miles backwards? Indices of their previous stewardship in different strata of government show their incredibly abysmal performance and regrettable leadership. Perhaps, it was God’s plan for Judas to jump off the Divine Ship to absolutely give peace a chance. Sorry, I meant to say, Jonah.

The military and police chiefs, at different fora, told us that since Mr. Udom Emmanuel came to power, Akwa Ibom State has taken back her position as the most peaceful state in Nigeria

On Saturday, I appeal to you, as an apolitical individual, devoid of party affiliation, to queue behind Mr. Udom Emmanuel and thump print for him and his associates so that we can all keep the peace, wipeout and completely obliterate the traces kidnapping and the reign of terror in AkwaAbasi Ibom State.

Itauma is from Eket and based in the US

An Open Letter by a youth activist to #ScamArtist #AtaIkiddeh, Former SA on Project Monitoring to then Governor Of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Obot Akpabio.

6 Oct

 

Dear Sir,

It is after keen observation of your recent activities on social media particularly Facebook, against the government of Udom Emmanuel, that I, have decided to write you this letter. May I state here, that my letter to you, is in no way politically motivated neither is it sponsored by any political group, individual or party.Image may contain: 1 person, eyeglasses and text

I have followed you closely from 2013 when I first saw you in the Little Play House of Theatre Art, University of Uyo. Mr. Sunday Umanah introduced you to us as the S.A on Project Monitoring to the Governor, during rehearsals to stage the novel “He Dared: the story of Okuku Udo Akpabio”. Since then, I fell in love with your intellectual capacity and developed an interest in knowing you more.

The first negative impression you left in my mind, came just a few weeks after I started following you on Facebook. If you can remember some years back in one of your posts, during your boss’ Godswill Akpabio’s administration as the governor of Akwa Ibom State, in which you were exalting Akpabio to high heavens, I had commented and said thus “Mr. Ata Ikkideh Sir, you celebrate evil simply because evil puts food on your table”. Today, your recent activities against the government of Udom Emmanuel, has reminded me of the truism of those words I wrote some years back.

I have read many of your articles against the governor and the ones for the MD of NDDC but your videos yesterday, gave me a reason to write to you and sorry I have adopted the open medium.Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, hat, eyeglasses and beard

Sir, I must say that I felt truly disappointed after I watched your two videos yesterday and what I saw, was a direct opposite of your great father Prof. Ikkideh who is in the great beyond. Your father left behind great legacies which you can, but have refused to beat those legacies. It pains me, that a man like you whom I looked up to, has so given me reasons not to anymore.

When I showed your videos to a wise old man who properly knew your father, he apostrophically had this to say, “Your father, Prof. Ikiddeh, the first Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, a ranking academic who wrote the introduction to one of Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s literature, WEEP NOT CHILD, was a great man who is probably weeping over you in the great beyond. The great man, your father, laboured so hard to give you the very best in life, ensuring that you went to the best of schools and traveled the whole world but all you’ve got to show for such investments are your selfish activities on Facebook”.

What have you achieved as a lawyer Mr. Barrister Sir? Why have you not come back to Nigeria to practice, at least, to use your wealth of experiences to help us out of some of contending judicial issues? You served as SA on Project Monitoring in the most corrupt government Akwa Ibom has ever witnessed, the government of Godswill Akpabio. With all the atrocities, that that government committed, you never for once, pointed out anything bad in that government even till today.

Why Sir, have you allowed gain, to be your driving force? Why can’t you be selfless even as other activists or patriots are truly selfless in the pursuit for a better nation? You started the Nigerian Ethnical Society (NES), an organization I thought was meant indeed, for men with ideals though it suddenly went into extinction. When I heard of NES, I had perceived you to be, a man with integrity but your continuous praises for Godswill Akpabio, a man I have always believed to be fundamentally corrupt gave me double thoughts about you.Image may contain: 1 person, standing and beard

I know, your celebration of Senator Godswill Akpabio no matter what he does, is born out of the fact that Akpabio was your classmate and that he accommodated you in his government. Your constant and unending criticisms of Udom Emmanuel’s administration is born not only from the fact that, Udom Emmanuel has not accommodated you in his government but also, from the fact that, your proposal, said to have been perked to over 50million naira to Gov. Udom Emmanuel was rejected and not approved.

So, I ask, should activism be driven by greed and selfishness? Should we get angry over the policies of government because that government, has not satisfied our own personal interests and not the collective interests of the people? Where these are ‘yes’, then I am afraid, this is no longer activism, it is an outcry to gain relevance. Sir, I must submit without fear or favour, that you have deliberately failed to live up the true meanings of the word “patriot”, which you claimed to be in one of your videos.

What I saw in those videos was hypocrisy inspired by an attempt to win Nsima Ekere’s attention while also pleasing your boss and classmate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio to book a place for you in case Nsima becomes Governor. Or could I believe it was a paid video? If yes, regrettably shameful from a man of your own social and political standard. There was no element of love for the Akwa Ibom State and Akwa Ibomites.

Sir, I challenge you today, to put yourself in the dock, and allow your conscience to sit in judgement over you as the following questions echo through your hears,

Am I agitating against Governor Udom Emmanuel because I care about the state or because I care about my house?

Am I castigating Udom Emmanuel because of my love for the people or because of my love for my family?

Am I standing up for the suffering and hungry people of the state or for my pocket to be salted?

Am I agitating for Nsima Ekere to be Governor because I want him to bring about some change or because I want him to bring me some “change’?

Allow your conscience to pronounce the judgement and see, if it will acquit you and set you free.

I must apologize for my tone in this letter because I couldn’t know any diplomatic way of expressing my anger after I watched your videos and I do not subscribe to the idea of political correctness. For those who would perceive me as being insulting, sorry, editan akpaniko, nkereke ke ado usung enyin ooo.

Your Very Little Friend in the Struggle

Dan Ok.

#Udom replies #Akpabio: You didn’t build a single company in 8 years but I have built 9 in three years.

21 Aug

 

    

Udom replies Akpabio: You didn’t build a single company in 8 years but I have built 9 in three years

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says his achievements in office shows that he is not a mistake.

He said this while responding to Godswill Akpabio, his predecessor, who described him as a mistake that must be rejected in 2019.

Akpabio who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this at a rally in Ikot Ekpene.

AFTER CRIPPLING STATE OWN FOUR POINTS SHERATON, SENATE MINORITY LEADER AKPABIO MOVES TO CALABAR TO BUILD MULTI-BILLION NAIRA HOTEL

Responding through Charles Udoh, his commissioner of information, the governor said Akpabio has mortgaged his conscience and is now attempting to deceive Akwa Ibom people.

“A governor that records the achievements despite the challenges of an epileptic national economy cannot be a mistake,” Udoh told TheCable.

“I doubt if there is any first term governor in Nigeria who has recorded this level of achievement.

Godswill Akpabio spent eight years as commissioner under Obong Attah; spent eight years as governor at the height of the state’s income receipts from the federal government yet he couldn’t complete Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road (the road to his village) despite appropriating almost all the sums budgeted for the project.

Four Points By Sheraton Ikot Ekpene: Akpabio Commissioned a Building Not a Hotel, We Need Over N2.5 Billion to make it a Hotel – Governor Udom Emmanuel

“Godswill also commissioned an uncompleted building with rented furniture and fitting and called it 4 Points Sheraton Hotel.

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON HOTEL: AN INDICTMENT OF GOVERNOR UDOM

Udom has, as at today, facilitated the setting up of more than nine industries in just three years; Godswill spent eight years with zero industry

“It’s unfortunate that Akpabio has mortgaged his conscience and is now attempting to deceive Akwa Ibom people. Akwa Ibom people are wiser.”

TheMail

#BREAKINGNews!!! #AKHA PAYS SOLIDARITY VISIT TO GOV UDOM EMMANUEL

6 Aug
#AKHAwithUdom
-Grace Akpan
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In the light of the rumour making the rounds on the defection of former Governor and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly members, today 6th August 2018, paid a solidarity visit to the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel at Government House, Uyo to reaffirmed their unalloyed support to his administration and his second term bid come 2019.
 
The members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly were led by the Speaker Hon Barr Onofiok Luke on the visit.
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#Istandwithudom!!!
#AKHA4Udom!!!
#Akwaibomisworking!!!

APC VC CALL FOR AKPABIO TO DECAMP FROM PDP & JOIN APC IS FRAUDULENT

24 Jul

BY INIBEHE EFFIONG

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The fact that APC members in Akwa Ibom State are trying to lure Senator Godswill Akpabio to their fold has further strengthened my position that the APC and the PDP are one and the same.

It is an insult to the people of Akwa Ibom State for Mr. Hilliard Etta, the APC National Vice Chairman South-South, to ask Akpabio to decamp from the PDP and join APC while asking Governor Udom Emmanuel to account for the money of the State.

Has Akpabio accounted for the trillions he received and mismanaged? Mr. Etta should be ashamed of himself.

Akpabio is the greatest tragedy that has happened to Akwa Ibom State since its creation in 1987. I find it highly reckless for APC to now be enticing the very man who supervised one of the most violent and fraudulent elections ever witnessed in the history of the Akwa Ibom State.

My opinion about the leadership of Mr. Udom Emmanuel is not hidden. However, it is provocative for those who parade themselves as Change Agents to be singing the praises of Akpabio while attacking the very governor that Akpabio imposed on the people of Akwa Ibom State.

The desperation to capture power is driving people insane. You cannot praise Akpabio and attack Udom at the same time. Politicians should exude a modicum of decency.

Under Akpabio, atrocities and criminality were elevated to state policies. Political assassination, cultism, tribalism and massive corruption are evils which were watered by the murderous regime of Akpabio. That is the same person that the APC in Akwa Ibom State is shamelessly luring to join them.

If Akpabio fights with Udom Emmanuel, it is clearly inconsequential to some of us. They can strangle themselves. Heaven will not fall. Akpabio does not have the moral right to complain about whatever misdeeds are taking place under his successor. He sowed a seed and should reap its fruit.

Obviously, the only thing that is important to the APC in Akwa Ibom State today is power. They want to capture power. That is all that matters to them. That is why they are not engaging the State government on policies and issues. It is about political power and politics and nothing more.

It is indeed a shame.

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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