Tuesday, 10 July 2018

OBA lists Enemies

OBA  lists Enemies
Akwa Ibom Politics- Senator Bassey Albert lists Enemies - THEKILLERPUNCH NEWS

Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East, Bassey Albert Akpan over the weekend said he knows his political opponents and those masquerading as friends who are plotting his fall. But was quick to add that even if he has forgiven them that he cannot forget their plots to bring him down.

Bassey Albert popularly known as OBA stated this when he was received by his supporters in Shelter Afrique in Uyo after the Supreme Court affirmed him victorious over Bassey Etim last week.

OBA who was received by Uyo Senatorial District stakeholders led by PDP state Chairman Obong Paul Ekpo, Senators Effiong Bob and Anietie Okon.

Others who also received OBA were, Chairmen of Local Government Areas, Councillors across the senatorial District amongst many others.

Speaking at the event, Obong Paul Ekpo praised the PDP legal team for putting up a strong legal action at the courts and reminded the people that the Party is proud of OBA and his representation at the red Chambers.

Paul Ekpo added that Bassey Etim’s court case was a needless distraction and further appreciated all supporters of the PDP to remain faithful with the Party as the party is big enough to accommodate and appreciate everyone at the appropriate time.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Reverend Richard Peters writes Governor Udom eMMANUEL

Reverend Richard Peters writes Governor Udom Emmanuel

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL
Reverend Peters writes Governor Udom: APC are using political explosive devices to destabilize your administration


Your Excellency,

There is no better way to express my appreciation to you for your visionary leadership prowess that has positioned our state among the comity of great societies.

Akwa Ibom State has become an industrial hub today owing to your development strides. Leaders in Nigeria, including those of the opposition parties have openly endorsed you to continue in your good works. This goes a long way to prove that superlative performance has no enemy, whether it is done by a supposed enemy, an opposition leader or one from another tribe. In other words, no one discriminates success.

I am not only impressed that at a time like in our political history, you  accepted to lead this state, but more importantly, you have performed beyond our imagination. In the face of threatening economic realities, you brought in your professional skills in the management of state resources, so much so that, no one feels it very hard like in other states of the federation. 

It has been reported widely that so many states are owing their workers, but Akwa Ibom State's workers are seemingly in another world, where salaries are paid even before the end of the month. This is an unparalleled feat, courtesy of Gov. Udom Emmanuel.

Your Excellency, you have not disappointed the people who gave you the mandate to serve them. You have taken the bull by the horn, and proven your manliness as a leader, without resorting to complaints and excuses. Ideal leaders don't give excuses, they give results, and so you have convinced Akwa Ibom people that you are a leader  indeed.

Your Excellency, I am not unaware that members of the opposition party, particularly the All Progressives Congress(APC) are launching propaganda and using political improvised explosive devices to destabilize your administration, but you have to maintain focus and keep your vision alive. Recently, APC's sponsored agents have gone around to condemn your achievements in the state, saying they are of inferior quality, and that some of the projects commissioned were not completed, and all of that. This is their attempt to distract and discourage you. But I urge you to keep the faith, and take Akwa Ibom to that envious destination.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

JUBILATION RENT THE AIR AS BARR.OTOBONG PAYS A SURPRISE VISIT TO HIS COMMUNITY PEOPLE, IKOT EKWERE UBIUM IN NSIT UBIUM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA WITH MESSAGE OF UNIFICATION.

JUBILATION RENT THE AIR AS BARR.OTOBONG PAYS A SURPRISE VISIT TO HIS COMMUNITY PEOPLE,  IKOT EKWERE  UBIUM IN NSIT UBIUM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA WITH MESSAGE OF UNIFICATION.

To foster  unity  and inculcate the sense of togetherness among the good people of Ikot Ekwere in Nsit Ubium local government area, Barr.Otobong Bob who hails from the community, with his pool of supporters trooped in to Ikot Ekwere Nsit Ubium  with a message of unification to his people.

The call for unity among the good people of  Ikot Ekwere community became necessary in the face of the raging waves of political turmoil which has rented the air with a deliberate attempt to decimate the people with its  discordant tune.

Recall that the Elders and the good people of Nsit Ubium have in one accord anointed and showered their Blessings on Barr. Otobong Bob as their next legislator to represent the good people of Nsit Ubium State Constituency in the state house of Assembly come 2019.

During the visit ,Barr. Otobong Bob took time to tell his people how he came to limelight .He narrated to them how the very people who brought him out recanted their stance. 

Barr. Otobong later  advised his people to get themselves armed with their voters Card so that they could vote for him come 2019.

BARR. OTOBONG BOB ADVOCATES FEDERAL GOVT'S PROACTIVE EFFORTS IN TACKLING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

BARR. OTOBONG BOB ADVOCATES FEDERAL GOVT'S PROACTIVE EFFORTS IN TACKLING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA
George Joe

Angered by the rate of insecurity in the country, leading aspirant for Nsit Ubium State Constituency, Barr. Otobong Bob has called on the federal government to be proactive in handling the security challenges threatening the unity of Nigeria.

Barr. Bob stated this  yesterday while addressing news men.

He said that the primary responsibility of every government is to protect the life and property of its citizens.

While expressing his condolences to the families of victims of the attacks in Plateau and other states of the federation, Barr. Bob noted that those perpetrating the heinous crimes should be brought to book.

"The level of insecurity in the country is alarming. People are living in fear, particularly as nothing much has been done to forestall any recurrence of the attacks. As it is, it seems like the attackers are swelling by the day, taking more territories. It is the primary responsibility of the government to protect life and property of it citizens. I call on the government to put an end to the killings".

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Okon Clan Council commends Governor Udom * Insists on zoning BY NSEOBONG DAVID

Okon Clan Council commends Governor Udom * Insists on zoning BY NSEOBONG DAVID
The Clan Head of Okon, Eket Local Government Area, Obong Akpabio Ekpoton has commended the State Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for standing by the truth and zoning the House of Assembly slot for Eket to Okon Clan come 2019.

Obong Ekpoton made this commendation during a meeting with some political big wigs of the area recently at the Council Hall, Okon, Eket Local Government Area. He extolled Mr. Emmanuel for being a man of integrity, and for acknowledging that Okon should produce the next Assembly man in 2019.

Also speaking at the meeting, Dr. Eshiet Okon intimated the people on the Governor’s insistence that the House of Assembly slot be zoned to Okon Clan, as Eket had taken its turn over the years and has completed same with David Lawrence as the incumbent.


He stressed that zoning is neither a PDP nor any political party affairs, and urged the people to put all hands on deck and work together to ensure that zoning is respected and implemented during the 2019 general elections.

Okon Clan Council commends Governor Udom * Insists on zoning
A stakeholder of the APC who was present at the meeting, Mr. Charles Sunday Ebongo maintained that zoning should be respected, and called on the people from Okon Clan to work in unison and support ft reddy very whoever is chosen from the area to contest the House of Assembly seat in 2019.

Reacting to the zoning of the House of Assembly to Okon Clan, an aspirant for the State House of Assembly, Dr. Nsidibe Akata, used the occasion to sue for peace and unity among the people to widen the chances of the area clinching victory at the polls.

The Truth about Zoning in Eket State Constituency By Ayang Aynag

The Truth about Zoning in Eket State Constituency  By Ayang Aynag


The immediate past state House of Assembly member who represented Eket State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Hon. Ayang Akanimo Ayang, has spoken against attempt by his successor, Hon. David Lawrence Udofa to thwart the existing zoning of elective offices in Eket in 2019.
Mr. Lawrence, the Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Assembly has expressed his intention to seek a second term in the forthcoming general elections in the country.
But, speaking with our source in his country home on the political equation of Eket Local Government Area, the former lawmaker, Hon. Ayang, now a Board member of Ibom Power Company, kicked against David Lawrence’s ambition, saying that, Mr Lawrence was elected to compete his term, since he (Ayang) did a single term and both Lawrence and himself hail from same Urban.
“David Lawrence agreed that he would complete my term, and after that, he would not contest again, so that Okon who is rightly entitled to the seat in 2019 can produce the lawmaker,” saying; “But all of a sudden, he started throwing money around the people thinking that he can overturn the zoning arrangement which does not favours him and his zone,” Ayang said.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Akwa Ibom PDP strategizes for victoary, promise to rescue Nigeria in 2019

Akwa Ibom PDP strategizes for victoary, promise to rescue Nigeria in 2019
Akwa Ibom PDP strategizes for victoary, promise to rescue Nigeria in 2019


Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reinterated its resolve to adhere to the led down  zoning principles, stressing that the business of returning the party to the people has become very necessary due to the unalloyed commitment of the party to come out victorious in the forthcoming general elections thereby rescuing Nigeria from the abyss of failure and destruction.

Obong Ekpo made the party’s position known on Friday when he led state officers of the party and stakeholders to Ikot Abasi on a tour of the Federal Constituency in order to inaugurate Local Government Area Caucus for Mkpat Enin, Ikot Abasi and Eastern Obolo respectively likewise present the party register and membership cards for registration by new members and revalidation of old members.

Akwa Ibom Politics: Crises rocks Nsit Ubium PDP


Akwa Ibom Politics: Crises rocks Nsit Ubium PDP
Akwa Ibom Politics: Crises rocks Nsit Ubium PDP
… As Bureau of Political Affairs Perm. Sect. mobilizes Kinsmen against Gov. Udom


BY SAMPSON ENYONGEKERE


If the information dropped on our newsdesk is anything to go by, then all is not well with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in NsitUbium Local Government Area, as some political strikers in NdiyaIkotUkap who claimed to be loyal to the PDP are allegedly working against the interest of the party ahead of 2019.


Our correspondent gathered reliably that the Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political, Legislative Affairs and Water Resources, Mr. NseEdem and his brother who is the immediate past political leader of NdiyaIkotUkap, Dr. EnefiokEdem, Apostle NdiannabasiItaIta, Prince Etuk and the Village Head of IkotUkap, EtteidungEkom Jonathan have reportedly reached what can be best described as a secret agreement to deliver the three Unites in the area to the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the fourth coming general elections in the State.

A close source to ObongUmanaOkonUmana strongly hinted our reporter on the strict condition of anonymity that the former Secretary to the AkwaIbom State Government who flew the flag of the APC as the governorship candidate in 2015 and currently the Managing Director of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority is doing everything within his powers to ensure that he mobilizes strong PDP faithful to frustrate the Party come 2019, so that what happened in the just concluded Local Government elections in the State will not repeat itself again.

Legislative Autonomy: AKHA, Udom in faceoff

Legislative Autonomy: AKHA, Udom in faceoff
Legislative Autonomy: AKHA, Udom in faceoff


Following the recent signing of the fourth Alteration Bill into law that grants financial autonomy to State Houses of Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Legislative Arm of Akwa Ibom State has not only suffered stiffen treatment but is also receiving strained and cold-shoulder from the Executive Arm of the State as compared to the long cordial relationship the two arms hitherto enjoyed before the autonomy.

It was gathered from a reliable source that the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is at loggerheads with the lawmakers who voted in affirmative to the recently accented “Legislative Financial Freedom”, thereby sowing seed of discord, disharmony and disparities amongst members of the House.

Our reporter gathered that the State Governor out of his grievances against his “victims” has refused remittance of Constituency briefing assistance to the affected legislators while the unceremonious Legislators who voted against themselves got their grants upfroot or immediately after their Constituency briefings and empowerment programmes.

From our sources who did not want their names on print, it is alleged that the State Governor is unbendable on his resolve to penalise the 12 members who said “ YES” to Legislative autonomy adding that Governor Emmanuel has not only sworn but is resolute on out-slotting them in the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominations in their various levels of aspirations, come October, 2018.

Trouble in Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Lands

Trouble in Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Lands

Trouble in Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Lands

There is palpable tension in the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Lands following the refusal of the Permanent Secretary, Elder Etop Uko to quit office, having been overdue for retirement. 

THE INK was informed that Elder Uko who retired April, 2018 has refused to vacate his seat but rather uses his position to victimize and frustrate staff in the ministry. 

Elder Uko is said to have began a unilateral process of posting members of the ministry and parastatals associated with the ministry without recourse to other relevant stakeholders and directors in the ministry. 

An act that many staff in the ministry observed as parochial, self centered and highly destructive. It was gathered by our reporter that the retired but ‘refused to quit’ Permanent Secretary had over the months engage in a war of bureaucracy with the Director of Town planning over the posting and non posting of personnel into the ministry and her parastatal. 

Our news desk understands that Elder Etop Uko maneuvers the activities of the ministry and is said to have engaged in some illicit activities that range from selling of lands indiscriminately and illegally as well as allocating large portions of Government lands to himself and his cronies. 

Tears of joy as Akpabio’s Wife donates House to Widow in Obot Akara



Tears of joy as Akpabio’s Wife donates House to Widow in Obot Akara

Tears of joy as Akpabio’s Wife donates House to Widow in Obot Akara

Madam Mercy Jackson Umoren of Nto Eton in Obot Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State could not withhold tears over the weekend as she became a proud beneficiary of a tastefully furnished apartment donated to her by the wife of the Senate Minority Leader and former First Lady of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Ekaette-Unoma Akpabio.

Mrs Akpabio was in Obot Akara to commission the house, the second in the series which will take her across all the Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District as part of the activities to mark the 10th anniversary of Family Life Enhancement Initiative, a non governmental organization she founded while she served as the first lady of Akwa Ibom state. 

Federal Constituency Tour: Nana Udom eulogizes PDP

Federal Constituency Tour: Nana Udom eulogizes PDP

Federal Constituency Tour: Nana Udom eulogizes PDP

As the PDP federal constituency tour moves to Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal constituency on Tuesday July 3, 2018, an astute politician, banker, philantropist and leading Aspirant for Ukanafun/ Oruk Anam federal constituency - Mr Ndiana-Abasi Nana Udom, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the best political party in the history of Nigeria and Africa in general. 

Addressing newsmen recently in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State capital, Mr Udom linked the hardship, killing and suffering currently prevailing in the northern part of the country to the incompetence of the government at the centre. 

He apologised to Nigerians for the suffering and promised that in a short while the best party( PDP) capable of putting smiles on the faces of Nigeria shall bounce back to power.