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Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by AnonPoet: 10:01am On Nov 24
LEAVE GOVERNOR EMMANUEL OUT OF YOUR N204M BRIBERY PREDICAMENTS

Senator Bassey Albert Akpan and his supporters have been warned to desist from further blackmail and smear campaigns against Governor Udom Emmanuel, over the current legal imbroglio of the Young Progressives Party’s gubernatorial candidate.

A major advocacy group, Akwa Ibom Integrity Alliance in a reaction by its Chairman, Barr Stephen Abia, said it was unfair and uncharitable for the embattled senator to transfer blames of his travails to the doorsteps of Governor Emmanuel who neither originated the charges nor even knows of the facts of the case.

The group opined that to remotely or directly blame Governor Emmanuel for the probe of Bassey Akpan’s financial impropriety, was devilish, wicked and malicious.

“From investigations by our team of professionals, Governor Emmanuel was not in office as Governor, when the case of bribery and corruption against Bassey Albert Akpan commenced”, said Barr Stephen Abia.

“The case was purely on the heels of a probe of the infamous alleged slush funds against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, where part of the funds where allegedly linked to a certain Jide Omokoro who confessed during investigation that he used the funds to bribe Senator Albert Akpan through car donations amounting to N204million to get contracts.

“For the avoidance of doubts, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested and detained Senator Akpan over cars that he had allegedly received as bribe from Jide Omokore while serving as Akwa Ibom Finance Commissioner and Chairman of the State Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee.

“Investigations show that the Omokore’s companies – Bay Atlantic Energy and Sahel Energy – received contracts from the Senator Akpan’s InterMinisterial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee and the EFCC claimed the vehicles were used to bribe Akpan.

“We have discovered that it is only on the basis of jurisdiction that the case could not be decided a long time ago when the trial was conducted at Justice O.A. Taiwo presided Federal High Court in Lagos, hence the case was reassigned to the federal high court in Uyo in line with Senator Albert Akpan’s argument that the offense took place in Uyo.

“When he was testifying at the High Court, Senator Albert admitted receiving the car bribe from Omokaro and further brought some members of his campaign team as witnesses that they were given the contentious vehicles to campaign for Albert’s elections in 2015.

“Throughout the duration of this trial and till this moment, there is no record that the Akwa Ibom State government was a party in the case, nor can it be said that Governor Emmanuel or any of his appointees had testified in the case. It is therefore worrisome that Senator Bassey Albert would come out to castigate the Governor for a sin he allegedly committed when Governor Emmanuel had not assumed office”, the group enthused.

According to Barr Stephen Abia, himself an indigene of Ibiono Ibom local government where Bassey Albert also hails from, the people of Ibiono Ibom have disassociated themselves from the corruption allegations against their son, and are also ready to remain in support of the transparent leadership of Governor Emmanuel, which has brought about monumental feats in the State since 2015.

Judgement on the case is expected to come up on Friday this week at the Federal High Court in Uyo
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https://leaders.ng/2022/11/24/akwa-ibom-desist-from-from-smear-campaign-against-udom-group-fires-salvo-at-oba/

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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by YOUTUBE9ja(m): 10:13am On Nov 24
We have discovered that it is only on the basis of jurisdiction that the case could not be decided a long time ago when the trial was conducted at Justice O.A. Taiwo presided Federal High Court in Lagos







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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by ATEAMS: 10:13am On Nov 24
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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by bro4u: 10:14am On Nov 24
Udom should state what he used the over $100bil derivation funds for, if not for Wike's confession we wouldn't have known. He's such a big thief! angry angry

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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by shiki(m): 10:19am On Nov 24
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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by ShoeWorld2(m): 10:24am On Nov 24
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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by GExcess: 10:29am On Nov 24
They should all shut up, Udom has stolen Akwa Ibom dry with no visible project on ground, now he wants to bring a bastard stooge Umo eno to come and cover his evil tracks but God can not allow us to continue suffering in our state... OBA is the next Governor and no amount of blackmail from Udom can stop him

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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by volar9177: 10:30am On Nov 24
Vv

Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by saintjimos(m): 10:36am On Nov 24
Akwaibom state my beautiful state

Although udom no try at all
Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by ObongBassey: 10:49am On Nov 24
AnonPoet:
LEAVE GOVERNOR EMMANUEL OUT OF YOUR N204M BRIBERY PREDICAMENTS

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https://leaders.ng/2022/11/24/akwa-ibom-desist-from-from-smear-campaign-against-udom-group-fires-salvo-at-oba/
Ami ndo owo Akwa Ibom Udom is a failure. Oba is a goal
Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by Anijay1212(m): 11:28am On Nov 24
bro4u:
Udom should state what he used the over $100bil derivation funds for, if not for Wike's confession we wouldn't have known. He's such a big thief! angry angry

angry angry

I concur.

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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by Anijay1212(m): 11:31am On Nov 24
The most untransparent governor in the history of Nigeria.
angry angry
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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by Codes151(m): 12:57pm On Nov 24
Stop making noise and bring our money.

Worst Governor in aks state history
Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by Abasman007: 1:58pm On Nov 24
May the Lord God punish Udom Gabriel ekpo ebod Emmanuel.

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Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by Abasman007: 1:59pm On Nov 24
Although akpabio is presently a Bleep up... I wonder what akwa-ibom would look like today without him.... Any ways he brought the bastard..
Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by NastiLord: 4:18pm On Nov 24
This is a state sponsored news. Leave OBA alone and tell the good people of Akwa-abasi Ibom State what Udom Emmanuel have used the refunds for?
Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by Nobody: 6:54pm On Nov 24
There's too much poverty in Akwa ibom
Re: Akwa Ibom: Desist From From Smear Campaign Against Udom, Group Tells Oba by essenjack(m): 10:22pm On Nov 24
And the idiot Governor is trying to force an Albino on the people come 2023

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