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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

PDP don Vex o! Condemns APC over Tribunal Petition

Indeed, PDP don really vex, see the story below

 

"Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obong Paul Ekpo, has condemned the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) over its claim at the election petitions tribunal that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was frustrating its gubernatorial candidate in the April election because of a bribe allegedly offered to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Austin Okojie, by former governor Godswill Akpabio.
PDP don Vex o! Condemns APC over Tribunal Petition
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Ekpo stated this in a press statement in Uyo on Monday.
He described the APC’s claims against the former governor of the state, now a senator, as false, spurious and baseless.
Counsel to the APC candidate, Umana Okon Umana, former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Victor Iyanam, in a petition dated July 8 addressed to the Director-General of the Department of State Security and the Inspector-General of Police, accused Okojie of collecting the bribe from Akpabio in order to work against APC’s interests and its governorship candidate at the election tribunal.
Ekpo observed that while it was not necessary to join issues with the party, it was pertinent to set the records straight so that the gullible and unsuspecting public is not misled and misinformed by the APC.
The PDP chieftain said the bribe only exists in the imagination of its authors. He challenged the APC to present evidence of how the alleged sum of N2.5 billion was disbursed to INEC officials by the state government, through whom, and by what channel.
He restated his confidence in the tribunal to protect the mandate of Akwa Ibom people to Governor Udom Emmanuel, and charged the APC to allow a matter that was before the tribunal to be sorted out.
Ekpo said the PDP was aware that the DSS was quizzing some INEC officials in Akwa Ibom, noting that acts of intimidation and abuse of power were unnecessary in a democracy.
He, however, called on all PDP supporters to remain steadfast and continue to support the PDP administration of Emmanuel in the state to deliver on its agenda of economic development, job and wealth creation, as well as industrialization."

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