Veil Behind My Attackers Has Been Lifted – Okoi Obono-Obla
Gladly Governor Benedict Ayade has categorically denied the allegation making the rounds that he was behind the false, malicious, ungodly, satanic and totally base-less allegations made in three articles peddled in a phoney online News Agency known as Paradise Echo against my person. The allegations are principally that I killed my brother and stole his School Certificate and that I am a Professional Blackmailer! These allegations are serious fabrication and tissues of barefaced lies contrived by immoral and depraved members of the Media Team of Governor Ayade in their overzealous bid to stifle all shades of opposition in Cross River State and to particularly to destroy my moral authority to be an analytic critic of the policy thrust and drive of the government in Cross River State which do not conform to constitutional dictates.
I have weighty and cogent evidence that Emmanuel Ulayi and Christian Ita, both members of Governor Ayade’s Media Team are authors of the three articles published in Paradiseecho.com between Friday the 11th and Sunday the 14th September, 2015. Christian Ita is the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ayade while Emmanuel Ulayi is a Media Assistant to Governor Ayade.
Indeed from my investigation, Emmauel Ulayi is the Administrator of Paradiseecho.com! On Wednesday, the 9th September, 2015, a God fearing Cross Riverian called me on phone to alert me of a web of conspiracy woven and contrived by some members of Governor Ayade’s media team to use lies and blackmail to scandalise me and bring me to public odium, ridicule and disgrace. He also told me the reason why those wicked and disgruntled members of the Governor’s Media Team decided on their campaign of calumny and character assassination against me – I have been opposing the government of Cross River State under Governor Ayade and so they have decided to wage a war of calumny against me to destroy my standing before members of the public.
I am aware that on or about the 11th September, 2015, Christian Ita had approached a young Editor of a reputable Online New Agency from Cross River State and promised to pay him N5 Million to publish the offensive and defamatory material against me. The young Editor turned down Christian Ita’s juicy offer and severely warned him to back down from his devilish plot. So my tradducers decided to use paradiseecho.com to carry out their nefarious plot. The domain of Paradise Echo is Paradiseecho.com. The website is registered by one Osarumen Enobakhare of pc4matic technology. The registrant address is also known to me pursuant to investigations carried out so far. There is evidence that the mobile number belong to one of the Media Aides of Governor Ayade. It is unconscionable and scandalous that those who manage the media affairs of Governor Ayade will throw decency, decorum and morality to the wind and condescend, in their frenzy and obsession to stifle opposition in the State, to this level of shame of the Media profession. This is exactly a reminiscence of what led to the disintegration of the government of late President Richard Nixon of the United States of America in 1974 that forced him to resign to stave off impeachment by the United States Congress. The saga is popularly known as Watergate scandal. It occurred after it was discovered that President Nixon had illegally authorised the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hack the phones of political opponents of Nixon’s Regime. I have since set in motion with the Nigeria Police Force; Directorate of State Security and National Information Technology Development Agency the necessary steps to lift the veil behind the masquerading marauders. I have also instructed my lawyer, Chief Utum Eteng to file an action for libel against perpetrators. My head is bloodied but unbowed.