Our attention has been drawn to yet another propaganda story from Akwa Ibom State PDP and the government of Akwa Ibom State from their never ending propaganda cubicle. This time, the story is that the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Obong Nsima Ekere, has sold his property along Edet Akpan Avenue, which he used as his governorship campaign office to an Akwa Ibom based cleric, Rev. Uma Ukpai.
In their characteristic tardy manner, the badly written story, apparently written by one of those street urchins, daily employed by the governor to insult and malign prominent Akwa Ibom citizens, they came out with the most disjointed, incoherent fake story ever written. It is a complete fabrication not deserving of any attention, as it is false and maliciously spread to misinform the people of Akwa Ibom state and APC members in particular.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Nsima Ekere Campaign office, which became a source of envy to the PDP and its government as the largest privately owned arena capable of taking tens of thousands of supporters, remains the private property of Obong Nsima Ekere. There has never been any intention to sell, lease or part with the property or any part thereof to Rev. Uma Ukpai or to anybody whatsoever. This piece of property remains one of the choice properties acquired by Obong Nsima Ekere as a resourceful private sector operator who loves the state and kept investing in her. The same cannot be said of some fortune seeking emergency politicians who have no investment of any sort in the state; those who erected their first buildings in the state after they were brought in and foisted on the people as governor.
This clarification is primarily to ensure that Akwa Ibom people get the correct perspective and refuse to be mis-informed by the government and its propaganda machinery. It is a pity that a government that has performed abysmally low only find expression in using falsehood to deceive the people. The lies and propaganda they reeled off during the electioneering period will soon become apparent to the people.
Akwa Ibom State government should concentrate on governing the state and making the people reap the benefit of governance rather than perpetually dwelling on falsehood and infantile propaganda. We urge Governor Udom Emmanuel to feed the people with jobs, with a clean environment, with good roads, with clean potable water and other dividends of democracy, rather than feeding them on unending lies of non-existent projects and empty political propaganda.
We urge Akwa Ibom people to ignore this lying government and their rumour industry. To all the members of the All Progressives Congress, we urge you to remain steadfast in your prayers and support as no amount of lies and vicious propaganda can distract the party from its determined pursuit of justice at the Election Tribunal, to reclaim the mandate Akwa Ibom people gave to Obong Nsima Ekere at the March 11, 2019 governorship election. We are resolute and determined because Akwa Ibom State truly deserves the best.
Hon Eseme Eyiboh
Chairman, Committee on Information and strategic Communication and Spokesperson, Akwa Ibom APC Campaign council