The current infraction rocking the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been attributed to the multiple political ambition of the former Commissioner for Commerce and Investment, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem.
According to sources in Etim Ekpo, the former Commissioner is already consulting with stakeholders in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District pleading with them to intervene so that the governor would consider him for the plum job of his deputy which in turn would prepare him adequately to contest the Senate seat in 2023 in case he fails to clinch the PDP National Legal Adviser position he is currently fighting for.
This latest move by the former State Treasurer of the PDP has pitched him against his kinsmen who felt he should relax for a while and allow other indigenes of the area the opportunity to serve in public office after his sixteen uninterrupted years as Commissioner.
Angered by what he called a confrontation, Enoidem took to the social media issuing messages abusing those who dared to challenge him. Those directly under his line of attack include the retired Deputy Inspector General of Police Udom Ekpoudom, Dr. Emmanuel Ukpong, Barrister Mbetobong Okpongete, Mr. Ekpuk Eshiet, Mr. Ubong Affia, Mr. Unyime Ekanem and Mr. Kingsley Uwah.
His grouse was the reaction of the stakeholders when he was said to have sponsored a publication which threatened the mass defect of Etim Ekpo people to the APC if the governor failed to return an indigene of the local government into the State Executive Council. According to sources, politicians under the aegis of the Coalition of Etim Ekpo Political Group issued a statement dissociating Etim Ekpo people from that sponsored publication. They accused him of using his ambition as a bargaining chip to issue a threat to the PDP led government. “The people told him in clear terms that Etim Ekpo was PDP and whoever had benefitted from the party for that lengthy period should not turn around to destroy the party because the government no longer favoured such person. There was nothing wrong with the reaction because Etim Ekpo people did not want the governor to see them as opposition which may deny them opportunities in the future. But Enoidem did not want to hear any of this because he is blinded already by his ambition,” he said adding that Etim Ekpo people were happy that the government had been magnanimous with them for sixteen years and there was no reason to move to anywhere because one man’s ambition was truncated.
The cold war has raised questions which the former Commissioner for Housing and Urban Renewal under the eight years administration of Godswill Akpabio is expected to answer. His kinsmen are now challenging him to name the number of projects he took to Etim Ekpo in the ten years he was a member of the State Exco. He is also asked to explain why he is sponsoring media campaign against the deputy governor if he is not interested in the office as he claimed recently. A close associate of Mr. Enoidem who preferred anonymity disclosed that they were the ones that built his profile as a philanthropist stressing that it was not in the character of Enoidem to empower anybody because of the fear that the person may turn around to challenge his authority. “Take a look a closer look at Etim Ekpo politicians that mill around him. Who among them can you honestly say has been empowered? Is the donation of a vehicle to someone who has no means of livelihood an empowerment or giving 500 youths One Million Naira to share? That is Enoidem the philanthropist for you,” he said.
Enoidem who is described by his Etim Ekpo people as a desperate and self-centered politician is known to be perfect in the use of the tool of blackmail to achieve his political aim. He is alleged to be involved in the downfall of several public officers in the Akpabio’s Cabinet whom he felt were too powerful because of their closeness. “Enoidem does not like anybody who is popular. He wants to be the only person everybody should look up to. Is that the person we should support to become a deputy governor when the incumbent is not found wanting. He just left office and he is finding it difficult already. Has he suddenly forgotten those of us that he frustrated because he wanted us to be beggars? He is the problem we are having in Etim Ekpo but we are ready to confront him now
Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.
Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.
He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.
“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.
“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.
“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.
“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.
“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?
Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)
According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.
The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.
See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..
This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
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Beating for your son for playing football? My God.
Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii
There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.
UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL
The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.
Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.
Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.
PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA
Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.
Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.
“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”
He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.
“Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”
Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.
He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”
On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.
“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”
He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019
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