-As hundreds defect from PDP to APC in Nsit Ibom
It was a carnival atmosphere on Saturday at the Primary School, Ikot Obok/Oboetok in
Asang Ward 5, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State when Elder
Godswill Inyang, a reputable one-man “votes gathering machine” decamped from the
PDP to APC with nearly one thousand of his supporters. 7
Elder Inyang revealed that his supporters were even more aggrieved at the turn of
events in PDP than himself, and were the ones who unanimously advised him to quit
their old party for the APC. He described the APC as the face of true hope for Akwa
Ibom people, majority of whom had been pauperized by the PDP.
On hand to receive the massive inflow into APC was the Rt Hon. (Barr.) Emah A.
Bassey, a former two-time member of the House of Representatives and the Deputy
Leader of APC Caucus in Nsit Ibom LGA.
In his speech, Elder Inyang said that by the event of yesterday, he had ceased to
operate among those ” who always take what you sowed to those who did not sow.”
The programme was delayed unavoidably for over four hours from 10 o’ clock in the
morning the original kick-off time to some minutes past 2 PM due to a few other socio-
political commitments in the area on the same day. This occasioned the pre-event
departure of some dignitaries and even many decampees who equally were committed
at other events8 venues. One of such dignitaries was Chief Barr Joe Ukpong, a former
Commissioner for Environment in the State under Obong Victor Attah, who only returned
to the venue much, much later in the day with copious apology.
The Chapter Chairman of APC in Nsit Ibom, Elder Nkereuwem Okpok received the
decampees for onward presentation to the Deputy Caucus Leader. Elder Okpok thanked
Elder Inyang for heeding the wise counsel of his patriotic supporters to quit darkness
and embrace light. “You’ve taken a wise and great step today to quit darkness and
embrace light. Thanks for being a true democrat by hearkening to the voice of your
Receiving Elder Inyang and his massive crowd into the APC, Hon Bassey assured them
of a strong platform for the fulfilment of both their individual aspirations and those of
their community. He admonished them to be good APC members in order for them to
progress in the party, adding that “politics is about the people, but more importantly, it
is about good, sincere and patriotic people.”
On the fear by some members that the PDP-controlled Akwa Ibom State independent
Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) may not guaranty a level playing field in the
forthcoming Local Government Elections to all the political parties in the State, Hon
Bassey assured them that such would not happen as things had since changed in
Nigeria from what it used to be. ” This is the era of change, PDP knows that how it
handles the forthcoming Local Government Elections in the State will certainly impact
on how APC will handle the 2019 national elections in the State.” Adding that, “equity
will only come into play in 2019, if we all the parties come to it with clean hands in
The two-time member of the National Assembly revealed that the APC would strive to
sensitize reputable election observers both locally and internationally to every electoral
infraction of PDP in the coming local government elections “so that in 2019, the
observers will be in a position to decide whether they are dealing with genuine
democrats or they are only entertained by opportunistic hypocrites.”
In his very brief remark, Barr Joe Ukpong welcomed the decampees and urged them to
be disciplined members of the party adding that on “day one of joining this party you
have the same right and privilege with the old members. That is the beauty of APC.”
Some of the leaders present at the occasion include; the State Organizing secretary of
UBUNTU LIKEMINDS, a formidable State-wide socio-political group rooting for Obong
Nsima Ekere as governor in 2019, Prince Ekerendu Esitikott, Elder Monday Udoh and a
host of Chapter, ward officers and other party leaders across the State.
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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