Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Akpabio condemns alleged attack on Senator Esuene

Akpabio condemns alleged attack on Senator Esuene

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief  Godswill Akpabio, has described as unfortunate, the alleged squabble between supporters of a PDP governorship aspirant, Senator Helen Esuene and some youths during her consultation visit to stakeholders and members of the party, in Essien Udim local government area of the State.

Governor Akpabio, in a statement signed by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, condemned the action and regretted any embarrassment and inconveniences it might have caused the Senator. He wondered why the Senator would be attacked in his local government, when several aspirants had visited without any hitches.

According to him, preliminary reports on the matter indicate that a disagreement occurred when some youths who suspected they could be short-changed, protested over the collection of their transport stipends by their leaders before the event commenced.

The Governor distanced himself and his administration from the unfortunate incident, stressing that as the State leader of the ruling party, he will continue to work with public office seekers and political parties with a view of providing a level playing field for all aspirants to pursue their legitimate ambitions without fear.

Chief Akpabio advised Akwa Ibom youths against being used by desperate politicians to cause trouble in the build up to the 2015 general elections, as culprits will be made to face the full weight of the law.

While calling on the people to be peace-loving vigilant, by reporting any suspected case of criminality in their locality to the security operatives, the Governor said all hands must be on deck to achieve collective peace and stability, which he noted, were prerequisite for sustainable development of any society.

No comments:

Post a Comment