The Cowardly Sponsored Attacks On Barr Onofiok Luke
We have seen yet another round of vile and cowardly articles by faceless hirelings believably doing the biddings of Senator Godswill Akpabio. The subject of the maligning articles is none other than Rt. Hon. Barr Onofiok Luke, the man whose propitious destiny Senator Akpabio is never ready to come to terms with. We are aware that the hideous articles are a sponsored series aimed at continuously denigrating the person and character of Barr Luke with the remote expectation that they will keep him from further exposing the dark art that was the Akpabio brand of politics in Akwa Ibom state.
While we will not bother to join issues with people whose sense of history is understandably debased especially with regards to Onofiok’s role in Akpabio’s emergence as governor in 2007 and 2011, we must iterate what we had told Akpabio in 2014 when he went to town with the story that he was Onofiok’s Alpha and Omega having “picked him from the gutter”. Akpabio’s claim to being Onofiok’s god didn’t start today. For one, it would amount to a flagrant disregard for divine providence for Akpabio’s hirelings to claim that their principal was in anyway responsible for Onofiok’s return to school for his undergraduate studies. Onofiok’s story as a student leader is not one written and locked away in space. It is one that the majority of Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians are familiar with. They were there when he led a protest as a student leader, a protest which resulted in his temporary rustication from school. They know the story of his eventual recall to studies by the school authorities having been found blameless. The attempt therefore to mischievously rewrite this history today and apportion undeserved glory to Akpabio on grounds of politics amounts to brazen insult on God. We are happy that the actors whom God used to wrought and make manifest His will in the life of Onofiok Luke are alive today and can testify to the roles which they played in his return to the University of Uyo in 2003. Akpabio himself cannot openly demand credit for Onofiok’s return to school. He cannot!
Let me add that resorting to blackmail, false and misleading media stories will not and cannot cower Onofiok Luke, and those who paid for the jaundiced misrepresentations of the truth know this in *their* very heart. The writers of misleading articles know that Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke is not a coward like their paymaster who acts like Squealer in Animal Farm, and craves to be seen in the toga of a saint. They should know that the more they dish out the falsehood, the more the truths will be inspired to spring forth. They know who knows them and their antics, the very reason they are jittery. They know who knows the story of the dark oaths which inundated the seat of power for 8 years; and they know the only one who can fearlessly and credibly talk about, and against the return of, those dark days is the one whom they failed to intimidate into taking the oaths in 2014. We challenge them to not hide behind ignorant proxies to spew falsehood and seek pity parties. Let them step forward and speak boldly and openly against any claim they feel has touched on their persons. Resorting to peddling multiple falsehood will not change the truth.
Finally, let me remind those behind the attack on the person of Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke that as they lead off this round of attack, they should gird their loins for we can assure them that they will be provoking more accounts to be given Akwa Ibom people as we know them. Their paymaster should be ready to check his blood level every morning because no amount of lies will intimidate Onofiok Luke.
Press Secretary to Speaker Onofiok Luke