Board appointments not for sale- APC chieftain
By, Vitalis Ugoh, Calabar.
National Vice- Chairman, South /South, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Hilliard Eta, has warned fraudulent persons using his name to deceive and dupe people to desist from that or have themselves to be blamed.
There have been reports that some unscrupulous persons have been going about duping people that they will get board appointments if they could pay certain amount of money.
It was also alleged that they usually front the name of the National Vice Chairman in their dirty job to make it look real.
He said reports reaching him indicate that criminal elements and dupers have been going about extorting their unsuspecting victims under the false pretence of lobbying him for appointments into federal boards and agencies.
He gave the warning while reacting to reports made by a socio-political group when it paid him a courtesy call in Calabar.
Eta who is a member of the presidential committee for the reconstitution of Boards and Agencies said, “I was at the Presidency, when they drew my attention to one of such case that some persons said they had paid me to be appointed into boards and agencies and I had to personally confront one of the criminals on phone with a witness at the background.
“Let me seize this opportunity to reiterate an earlier position on this, that I have not in any way or at any time asked anybody or group to collect money by whatever means for appointments in whatever capacity.
“Again”, he added, “I wish to state categorically that appointments into boards and agencies are not for sale. So whoever offers money to anybody for board appointments does so at his own risk”.