RE: Get Prepared For Re-run, Udom’s SA Tells Etinan People -Says Gov Borrowed N10bn For Re-run
Posted On Oct 6, 2015
By Godwin Akpan
Perusing through an online publication credited to a certain Athanasius Ekarika, on Sitibe KE Akwaibom, an online Facebook platform, with the above caption, I was left bewildered and saddened, as I feel very sorry for the journalism profession I respect so much and hold on a high esteem.
It is quite pathetic when stories such as these are chunked out for innocent citizens to read, and even more unfortunate, these innocent citizens believe hook-line and sinker every ‘garbage’ published on the social media by some agents of destruction.
The writer whose real identity is Mr. IFREKE NSEWO, but chooses to pose with a pseudo identity, claims that the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Local Media, Mr. UKO UMOH, urged members of the People’s Democratic Party-PDP in Etinan to wake up from their slumber and be ready for a re-run.
He went further: “Udom is highly prepared, both financially and otherwise, that is why he borrowed N10bn from the ACA account. APC will not have such money to withstand us”.
The accidental ‘journalist’ concluded by saying that: “APC has ruled Lagos state for more than sixteen years, so Udom and Akpabio has promised to do everything possible to ensure that the PDP also rules here”.
It is pertinent to state here that I do not like engaging in media war with anyone because people are free to express their views and opinions on issues, especially, issues of national importance.
However, what bothers me is the outright lies told by this writer, in a calculated attempt to deceive Akwa Ibom people and smear the images of the governor, the immediate past governor and the SA to the governor, Mr. UKO UMOH. This I must say goes contrary to what I stand and advocate for…For The Love of Nigeria (LON).
Having followed the proceedings at the tribunal in Abuja from start to finish regarding the April 11 governorship election in the state, I am aware that the tribunal will resume on the 8th of October, 2015 for hearing of brief from counsels of both parties – APC and PDP, and subsequently, judgement.
For the writer to undermine the sensibility of the good people of Akwa Ibom State by preempting judgement is a serious judicial crime against the state, the people and the nation at large. His assumption that the governor Udom Emmanuel has started ‘borrowing’ money for re-election is unfounded, unverifiable, regrettable and unfortunate. This sort of smear campaign by Ifreke is borne out of hatred, mediocrity, senseless sentiments and this is very unpatriotic.
My advice to the writer Athanasius Ekarika, whose real identity is Ifreke Nsewo, is to refrain from blackmail and seditious publications such as this and embrace the DAKADA initiative of governor Udom Emmanuel, anchored on Spiritual rebirth and Moral transformation, and also call on the good people of Akwa Ibom State to disregard stories inspired by hatred, frustration and ill will, because this is not FOR THE LOVE OF NIGERIA.