APC vs Igini: Dutch Courage Taken Too Far
The recent press release by the All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom State Chapter accusing Mike Igini of bias and criminal collusion with, cum financial sponsorship by our great Party, the People’s Democratic Party has become the latest addition to the long list of the now habitual falsehood production factory of the APC.
Our only concern in the tissues of transparent lies tagged as a press release, is the mention of our party as the sponsor of Mr.Igini and the sole beneficiary of the umpire’s purported electoral bias. The APC has continued in her crass display of Dutch courage, to make baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against the PDP.
While the APC continues her circumambulation around falsehood, the truth remains that our party and her candidates won elections fair and square without any illegal support from any apparatus of the federal government. In fact, we swam energetically to the shores of victory against the tide of federal might which were wholesomely deployed by the APC, against our party. This victory came as a direct result of God’s grace and strenuous people-centric campaigns. For the records, our party has never had any unofficial relationship with the Resident Electoral Commissioner,INEC Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Mike Igini. In fact, neither our party chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo or any member of the State Executive of our Party has had any unofficial relationship or correspondence with the REC. We were in fact astonished when the state Chairman of the APC publicly stated that he had been having phone conversations with the REC- discussions we have demanded that the contents be made public.
It is therefore very annoying for the APC to continue along the inglorious path of habitual lie-telling and facts fabrication against our party. Sane minds in our clime would have thought that by the passage of time, the APC and her candidates would have come to terms with the stark reality of the manifest loss which they suffered at the polls and accept same. Now that they have gone to the Tribunal, which is within their uncontested constitutional rights, they should concentrate on defending their case within the court of law and not to dwell on blackmail within the boundless court of public opinion.
We have challenged the broom wielding party to produce any strand of evidence showing complicity between our party and the umpire and till date , none has been produced. Rather in existence in the public space is the uncontroverted evidence of their Governorship Candidate Obong Nsima Ekere, planning with a militant General for the annihilation of Akwa Ibom people during the election using ‘walking sticks’, grenades and GPMGs, financed to the tune of 25 million.
We urge the discerning public to ignore the habitual lies and fabrications of the APC, knowing that they had since switched on to their falsehood mode and we do not know when that mode will be deactivated.
Comrade Ini Ememobong
State Publicity Secretary
People’s Democratic Party
Akwa Ibom State