A’Ibom APC Members And Their Wanton Cries: The Lamentations Of Serial Liars And Losers
By Umani Uwemedimo
It’s so disheartening but inconsequential that after the world had known the anti-social vices instigated by members of the opposition party, APC in Akwa Ibom State and how they had lost woefully during the just concluded gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in same State, APC members have incessantly strived to drag the integrity of the AKS INEC REC, Barr. Mike Igini to the mud. This is nothing different from the story of Satan beating his chest never to be in the bottomless pit alone.
Few weeks ago, they were pasquinading the State’s election umpire for blatantly conniving with the State’s ruling party, PDP to barricade the opposition’s party, APC from gaining access to the election’s materials for cross- examination as mandated by the Election Tribunal sitting in Uyo. After their serial attempts to cover up this lie, it was divulged that the APC’s Legal Team had bluntly spurned to acquiesce the standard set by INEC for cross- examination of election materials: It is ethical that during cross – examination of election materials by a political party, other political parties that participated in the elections must also be present for the sake of transparency. This they didn’t concur to, and here you can pause to ask yourself WHY? Maybe they had an hidden motive.
It should also be noted that during the above dramatical display of cowardice and preposterous scenario by the serial failures, APC, the accused, Barr. Mike Igini was in South Africa for a post-election Conference. How then did they fault Mike Igini of not allowing them access to the election materials when he was not even in town? This scenario is a revelation of ‘ serial failures telling lies’.
When they saw that all their efforts made to drive home a point was unfruitful and that their prevaricated lifestyle has naked itself before the world, they repudiated their concocted claims that INEC disallowed them access to the election materials. Indeed wonders shall never end.
Because failures do not drowse, they must comb everywhere for considerate reasons why they failed, and until their rationales are grossly consented, they’ll forever be unrest. This, the Akwa Ibom APC have birthed an unsalted allegation against Mike Igini.
The Chairman, APC National Youth Caucus, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Comr. Iniobong John, hours ago accused Barr. Mike Igini of conspiring with the State’s ruling party, PDP to frustrate APC’s cases at the Tribunal. The question now is, how can one frustrate Court Cases in a Court he’s not presiding over? This is a clear indication that the APC members in the State have foreseen their failure in the Court.
Again, it has also become glaring that APC as a party is synonymous to derangement. Quote me anywhere.
Inorder to set the records straight, it’s therefore imperative to note that counsel to the APC’s gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere had submitted a petition, seeking the Court’s order for Barr. Mike Igini to present before the Court, all forms EC 40 series, all the spoilt and rejected ballot papers used in the election, all forms 40C, thumb printed ballot papers counted as valid votes, certified True Copies of all registered voter’s registers in all the polling units, certified true copies of all the INEC polling officers, and so on. But considering the timeframe, the Court had ordered Nsima Ekere to make amends to the petition, removing Barr. Igini’s name from the the suit, stating that Barr. Igini on his own has no case to answer.
The Tribunal on May 30th after granting permission to Mr Ekere to amend mistakes on his petition and striking out the name of Mr Igini from the suit, proceeded to take the submissions of counsel on some pre-hearing issues that will eventually constitute the agenda for the trial. Some of the issues handled were: Length of time for examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination, adoption of issues for determination by all parties, number of pages for arguments on objections, replies and rejoinders on point of law, after which the court adjourned to 14 June, 2019 for completion of pre-trial and possible commencement of trial.
It is at this juncture that I state emphatically that on no circumstance or whatever did the Court issued any order either verbally or sanctioned that the Akwa Ibom State INEC REC should present before the Court any copies ( either original or photocopied) of the election materials used during the March 19th Gubernatorial election. Maybe the Akwa Ibom State APC’s Youth Caucus Chairman’s derangement has gotten the level that he can no longer read nor understand Court terms, or maybe he’s fabricating these lies to justify his conscience of the millions he got from Obong Nsima Ekere.
Umani Uwemedimo is an Activist and Public Affairs analyst