If something urgent is not done to arrest the situation, 23 members of the APC who coordinated for the nomination of Mr. Nsima Ekere in the recent governorship primaries could be on their way to a sudden tragic end.
Already, the stakeholders have alleged that body pains and other health discomforts, defying all known medications, are pointers to the possibility of the traditional oaths administered on them.
Those on the danger list include Comrade Lucky Moses, Comrade Bless Enoidem, Uyo Clement Umoh, Ukeme Fintan, Essien Okwong, Rowland Inwang, Emmanuel Ayakndue, Isaac Cosmas, Clement Awakessien, Christian Inyang, Emmanuel Eyo, Abasifreke Etim, Iniobong Ibia, Godwin Inam, Edeke Akpanim, Enobong Ekong, David David, Ubong Nelson, Patrick Edem, Ekop Ekanem, Michael Iniekung, David Ekpedeme Imeh and Alex Udoh.
A former member of the House of Representatives Mr Emah Bassey has been dragged to the State Police Headquarters, for attempted murder and administering fetish oath(Mbiam) on some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC to curry support for the 2019 Governorship elections of Mr Nsima Ekere.
He is also said to have intimidated and threatened his victims to remain quiet or risk incuring supernatural forces that would end their lives abruptly.
In a strongly worded petition to the state Deputy Commissioner of Police, the 23 endangered stakeholders alleged that Emmah Bassey admistered fetish oaths on them and contracted them to mobilize support for Mr. Ekere during the APC governorship primaries in the state.
The petition dated October 29,2018 and written on their behalf by Kris & Paul legal service, reads, “Hon. Emah Bassey a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Akwa Ibom State, employed our clients to coordinate and mobilize support for APC Primaries in all local government areas of Akwa Ibom State for Obong Nsima Ekere, the flagbearer and his own deputy Governorship ambition.
“Hon. Emah Bassey promised to pay our clients the sum of Ten Million Naira each and deployed one Udo Ufia Vincent of Ikot Imoh Village in Nsit Ubium local government area, a juju priest, who invoked Juju, (Mbiam) and administered it fraudulently and caused our clients to swear to the ‘Mbiam’ as condition for the job.
They queried that no mobilization of any amount was given to them, rather they were encouraged to use their personal funds to execute the job with assurances of immediate refunds and payment of the agreed sum upon completion of the said primaries.
They revealed that they were told the primaries would produce Emah Bassey as running mate to Obong Nsima Ekere on the platform of the APC, but lamented that no money has been given to any of them since the primaries ended, as promised.
“Hon Emah Bassey assured our clients of prompt payment immediately after the primaries but till date, he has not paid any money to our clients, instead, Hon Emah Bassey now threatens our clients that they will die if they demand payment of the money he owes them.
“That they will die before December 25, 2018. Udo Ufia, the ‘Oku Mbiam’ warned our clients to steer clear of the money otherwise he will destroy them through his Mbiam or any diabolical means.
The petitioners complained of fear of their lives, as they were currently experiencing drastic deterioration in health and inexplicable symptoms of crawling all over their body.
They also lamented that they their failing health comes with breathlessness that does not respond to orthodox medication.
They prayed for urgent interventions from the police to enable the recovery of their money and to cause the juju priest to end the spell on their health.
Hon. Emah Bassey, a former representative of Etinan Federal Constituency, is the Chairman Nigerian Geological Survey Agency.