Akwa Ibom State Government has described as unfortunate, statement credited to Senator Aloysius Etok, of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, wherein he made “spurious allegations that the state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, was after his life.
” The state commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, in a statement, dismissed the allegations as paranoid, deceitful, baseless and mere hallucinations that serve no purpose whatsoever. He maintained that Governor Akpabio has no problem with Senator Etok and would not join issues with anyone on conjecturescredited to the senator, who the governor, worked hard with the people to produce. Umanah said: “Governor Akpabio is a God fearing and peace loving man, and has never, and will never contemplate evil against anyone, let alone, his brother and friend, Senator Aloysius Etok.” He described the allegation of mobilising local government chairmen and members of the state House of Assembly against Sen. Etok as a figment of the imagination of the authors of such demented scripts because Governor Akpabio was not in the country at the time the alleged actions were taken neither was he party to same as he was attending the Commonwealth Bar Association Conference in Cape Town, South Africa at the time.