By: PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied allegations making the rounds in the state that Governor Udom Emmanuel spent N5billion to influence the voting pattern in favour of PDP in the just concluded governorship elections in Ekiti State.
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state chaired by Mr. Ini Okopido, had in a statement in Uyo, the state capital at the weekend, alleged Governor Emmanuel, who chaired the governorship Committee donated the whooping cash to woo the Ekiti electorate.
This allegation may have been misconstrued from the visit of Governor Ayodele Fayose who had barely one week to the polls, visited Governor Emmanuel at the Governor’s Lodge in Uyo, in what insider source said was “to finalize every logistical issues before the polls”.
But the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the State, Comrade Ini
Ememobong, who spoke to Journalists Uyo, dismissed such allegation as
“A concocted lies, fabricated by those still nursing the pains of having lost the 2015 elections to the ruling PDP”.
“The APC in Akwa Ibom State has for the past few days exhibited and unbridled capacity in concocting falsehood engineered either by crass ignorance mischief.
“The claim that Governor Udom Emmanuel donated N5billion to the Ekiti State government for the prosecution of the just concluded elections is manifestly false, inane and can only be a product of minds seeking political attention from the government and their pay masters.
“This claim is totally unsubstantiated and practically impossible. The question here is that what is the expected benefits of investing
N5billion in Ekiti?”, he asked and enjoined residents of the State to ignore the wild alarm, assuring that Emmanuel, as a prudent manager of resources would not engage in such financial recklessness.