Group uncovers plot to scuttle inauguration of A’ Ibom gov-elect

By Isaac Job, Uyo

A Group under the aegis of Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum (USDMPF) said it has uncovered plan by one of the gubernatorial aspirants who lost out in the PDP primaries scheming to thwart the swearing-in of Pastor Umo Eno through another round of legal battle.

In a statement signed by the Chairman Mr Ofonimeh Isong and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Friday, the group noted that although seeking legal redress is the right of everyone, filing another legal summon against the governor-elect when all cases were laid to rest was ‘senseless’ aimed at destabilizing the transition process and disrupt the peace of the state.

“We have it on good authority that a governorship aspirant from Itu Local Government Area, who lost out in the last PDP governorship primary is plotting to refile a case against our Governor-elect, Pastor Umo Eno.

“While it is within his right to do so, we hereby want to advise against this senseless distraction.

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“We sense a bad omen about to be hatched by some sadists out to cause a cacophony of avoidable distractions to delay or truncate the course of our valued fledging democracy.”

The group condemned such machinations describing it as antics of political sadists who, by their perceived actions do not wish Akwa Ibom well.

It therefore urged all critical stakeholders in the Akwa Ibom project to rise stoutly in defense of what is good adding that the just concluded elections were commendable good report local and International Observers.

“Let it be put on record that the days of Legal brickbats, tar-brushing, political fights, accusations, and counter-accusations, throwing fists, and political schemes, campaigns, and electioneering are over. Now is the time for work.

“A time to close ranks; time for reconciliations, and time to offer the Olive Branch, and Pastor Umo Eno has offered the same and has assured that a better Akwa Ibom is worth working for

“We urge that parties to the just concluded governorship/House of Assembly elections should sheathe their swords and allow Akwa Ibom State to sail on in peace.” he said

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