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AKWA IBOM ENDSARS PANEL SUBMITS REPORT FROM 143 PETITIONS RECEIVED

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Of 143 petitions received by the Akwa Ibom State EndSARS Judicial Panel of Enquiry, 28 bothered on extrajudicial killings and complete disappearance of suspects and death of persons in custody and 22 showed neglected litigations.

Also, 85 cases centered on infractions of rights, unlawful arrests, unlawful detentions, extrajudicial killings and others, with over 380 persons testifying and very numerous evidences tendered.

This revelations were made when the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Akwa Ibom State Government to examine the circumstances surrounding the EndSARS protest in the state submitted its report to the State Executive Council.

The panel which was inaugurated on October 14, 2020 as a post-EndSARS protest initiative with mandates to investigate complaints of police brutality, human rights violations and extrajudicial killings, draw conclusions on the validity of the complaints and make recommendations for further action, submitted its report in four volumes comprising the Executive Summary, Main Report, Verbatim Report and a photo book of all pictorial evidences.

Governor Udom Emmanuel, receiving the report on behalf of the state government, commended the committee for the thoroughness of the process and depth of the report and expressed regret over the death of a member of the Panel and representative of Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tony Ijie.

Associating the EndSARS to some fundamental ills in the nation’s economy, Governor Emmanuel said Nigeria’s situation is a far departure from what is expected of her, given the wealth of manpower endowment in the nation, as he expressed optimism that the nation and all who witnessed the protest had learnt enough from it to avoid a reoccurrence.

“A country where, at the peak of work hours, one can call out fifty thousand youths and they will respond, there is something wrong with that country economically. …With the quality of manpower we have in this country, we should not be where we are, but here we are, at where we are, and this is the outcome of where we are”.

In his presentation, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Ifiok Ukana, rtd., lauded the Governor’s discretion in the qualitative composition of the panel and called for a minute silence from in honour of the deceased panelist, of whom he spoke glowingly.

Justice Ukana said the panel, after several weeks of duly publicized invitation, inaugural sessions and public hearing, undertook elaborate deliberations from 14th March to 11th June, 2021, during which all petitions filed were carefully analyzed.

He disclosed that every policeman against whom allegations were leveled was served a copy of the petition and given time to prepare his defense.

He also explained that the facts and evidences of each case was summarized and recommendations made based on established logic in them or the absence of it.

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GOVT HOUSE, Uyoobong Udofia

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Remember My Heart When My Body Is Gone’ – Level 400 Student Dies Leaving Behind Mysterious Message

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Final year students of the University of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning as one of their mates has mysteriously died .
A level 400 student of Legon identified as Daniel Anane Wadie has passed on after leaving a mysterious message.

According to reports, the deceased, Daniel Anane Wadie wrote on his Whatapp status,“When my body is gone, remember my heart”before his sudden demise.

It is unknown what exactly led to his death but the report says he died at the Legon Hospital when he was seeking medical care.

Legon Hyper1 who goes by the name @Elormdeezy on Twitter reported about the sad incident on the micro-blogging site whilst some colleagues of him confirmed the report.

It is believed that Daniel Anane Wadie died on September 9th, 2021, a day before his final exams.

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#ANTICIPATE ‘LOVE AGAIN’ – THE MOVIE

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This is to officially notify and very respectfully invite the public for the official premiere of the movie, LOVE AGAIN. Yes, that’s what it has been about, a movie, one that everyone must watch.

Love Again is a story of an “unexpected love” that turned out to become a “match made in heaven” with great lessons for our generation. The movie offers deep solutions and guide to our generation in our quest for TRUE LOVE. Everyone who watches this movie shall FALL in LOVE with LOVE.

Some details about the premiere are as follows:

Date: September 26, 2021
Time: 3 pm (Red carpet), 5pm (screening)
Venue: Silverbird Cinema, Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, Uyo.
Dress Code: White/Red

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE UNVEILING OF TICKET PRICES, SALES POINT and THE MOVIE CASTS.

Are you in search for LOVE AGAIN then do not miss this PREMIERE.

FIRST GIVEAWAY:

WHO PLAYED THE LEAD FEMALE CHARACTER IN THIS MOVIE? THE FIRST CORRECT ANSWER WINS ONE LITRE OF THE LOVER’S SOUP #AFANGSOUP.
(subject to some terms and conditions)

#LOVEAGAIN
#VALENTINEINSEPTEMBER

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MPM INAUGURATION: WEEP NOT OBA

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I expected that outing to be dramatic. So it was. After all in 2014, Oron and Ikot Abasi were epic centers of tragicomedies.

I love Obong Bassey Albert’s (OBA) style. Charming in distress. Courageous in ambush. A solo vocalist. A self style activist. Generous. Charismatic…

It is true to Maintain Peace, the State must be guided by Justice, Equity and Fairness. But should OBA be the falconer? Should he rightfully stir this hornet nest?

This tripod of Justice, Equity and Fairness -JEF is then an orphan. OBA has made JEF a pack of cosmetics. When you want to attract confused bachelors apply it. When your desires are met, wash it off.

Did OBA consider the wheel of JEF in 2014 when against known historical and political realities stake his seat as Commissioner of Finance for 7years to grab Governorship which was known to rotate to Eket Senatorial District after Uyo and Ikot Ekpene had taken “turns”?

Many things will work for OBA. Certainly not JEF. He would have had a popular appeal had he mobilized Akwa Ibom to the rescue of Oro Nation in 2014 or Eket at large.

Uyo Federal Constituency is bereaved, because OBA’s artillery crushed them in 2015 and 2019. They only had a shot once at the Senate 1999-2003. While Ibiono Ibom enjoys the pourri for 12years without recalling Justice, Equity or Fairness as it is now.

Since OBA could not,- which he could have – negotiate JUSTICE for Oro Nation; was not FAIR to Eket Senatorial District and had trespassed the compass of EQUITY for UYO Federal Constituency, his call for JEF, is too weak a solo for a desirous orchestra fit for multi- congregation of divergent interest.

This our OBA is in TINUBU kind of political bobby traps. OBA claims to have conceded to Eket Senatorial District before President Goodluck Jonathan. That must have been a personal negotiation, not party, certainly not binding on over 7million people. This is the implications:

•Justice did not appeal to him hence, the only person or authority that could appeal his ego was the President. By giving him GEJ, they robbed him a cliff to the anchor of a tripod – JEF- which he is in dire need now.

• Jonathan is no more the President. Certainly, not in charge of the political mercenaries or political structure of PDP.

•There is a name he omitted yesterday. That person like Jonathan, is no more in PDP. He may have facilitated that meeting with President Jonathan.

• In his claims yesterday, he mentioned Barr. Enoidem, Senator Akon Eyakeyin, Hammer( Enobong Uwa) as preachers of the gospel of Peace which he heeded in 2014. The question is, where these persons guarantors to OBA’s irrevocable succession of Akwa Ibom Hill Top Mansion 2023?

•Since His Excellency Mr Udom Emmanuel is the beneficiary of the peoples mandate in 2015, and nowhere, was his name mentioned, is he and other emerging stakeholders after that infamous political negotiations liable for a party they neither partook nor shared in the cocktail?

• It thus appears, the ASO ROCK medley was a win- win. OBA and AKPABIO became Senators; UDOM Governor. But has OBA raised questions about the fate of other 24 aspirants who were on 40 days and nights fruitless sojourn in Abuja? I wish he does. Empathy is a strategy.

OBA should wakeup. The game had long begun. Those who could not give him the least significant item as MPM FEZ CAP cannot trust him with a GEM as precious as SEAL OF THE GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE.

Now that OBA has publicly committed himself to the philosophy of Maintain Peace Movement MPM, he should be mindful of the Donald Trump style politicking. It might make sense to the Republicans, but detested by Democrats and those indifferent. The consequences is for your guessing.

Like or hate him, he is a master of some political notes. He understands sentiments, grandstanding, phatic emotions, jilt, solidarity, religion as a political vehicle, manipulation etc. Above all he has a voice which he is confident.

However, the task ahead calls for more. The people he is up against are no toddlers. Can’t you see how they played along yesterday? He raised a chorus, they joined. He dived into worship, they were deep with him. He spoke, the listened. Where necessary, they concurred.

When he said I speak the minds of Ini Ememobong, Akan Okon, Henry Archibong, Ememobong Essien, Chairman Ibiono Ibom, was that exaggeration, emotional blackmail or manipulation for political gains?

If no one wears your cap, OBA wear it yourself. It’s fine like dat

But let’s Maintain Peace!

Ekomobong Peter
Writer|Observer|Commentator|Public Issue Analyst.

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