Buhari has Transformed Akwa Ibom- APC
…They are shameless liars- citizens react
Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC says President Muhammadu Buhari has transformed the state remarkably in the last three years since he came on board as Nigeria’s President, hence their decision to endorse him for a second term come 2019.
The endorsement was announced last week during an enlarged meeting of executives and stakeholders of the party which lasted for about 5 hours at Amazing Grace Events Centre, Uyo.
The party stakeholders thanked the President and declared their unalloyed support for his second term in office, noting that the President has performed beyond the imagination of Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians at large.
In a shocking press release, the stakeholders of the party in the Akwa Ibom listed the ‘’ Ongoing construction of the Calabar-Itu Highway with dual carriage and street lights, handled by Julius Berger, the Completion and commissioning of dualized East-West road, appointment of several Akwa Ibom youths to head different boards and parastatals in the APC led federal government, as well as the ‘conversion of Maritime Academy of Nigeria into a full blown University and the appointment of an Akwa Ibom man of Oron extraction as the Vice-Chancellor of the Maritime University’’.
The enlarged meeting which was attended by Senator Aloysios Etok, Chief Sunny Jackson Udoh, Apsotle Ekpe James and Mr Ekefre among other aggrieved APC Chieftains in the statement, also listed the ‘ongoing construction of Lagos-Uyo-Calabar railway, the proposed introduction of onshore and offshore oil dichotomy, the sitting of various industries in Akwa Ibom by the APC led federal government, the regular visit of President Buhari to commission various federal projects in Akwa Ibom State, The reduction of fuel pump price from N87 to N190 in Akwa Ibom State, and lastly for promising to transform Akwa Ibom lands into cattle colonies’’.
Meanwhile, members of the public have continued to react to the said endorsement by the APC stakeholders. Those who bared their minds with Global Pilot News on the matter expressed shock over the manner of endorsement championed by the APC stakeholders. They challenged the stakeholders to point to one singular achievement of the APC led federal administration in Akwa Ibom State, describing their action as an insult to the collective integrity of the people of the state whom according to the respondents have benefitted nothing from the Buhari administration in the past three years.
Chief Michael Etim, a community leader from Itu told the Global Pilot Newspaper that he was surprised when he heard about the communiqué and the endorsement on the social media and pages of newspaper saying ‘’My brother those politicians are shameless in their lies. How can they claim that the president has sited several industries in Akwa Ibom, and they want me to take them serious? Where are the industries sited?, He asked. When I read the other contents of the said communiqué i laughed my hearts out. These people don’t mean well for the state, and we won’t allow such people to fool us in 2019’’.
Akwa Ibom indigenes who took to the social media spontaneously rained abuses on the so called stakeholders, insisting that Buhari has done nothing in the state to merit such ‘sychophantic’ endorsement.
But reacting to this, the residents in the state lamented that elders who have children could rather be reduced to such petty beggars, who have no respect for dignity and human values.
The people maintained that the alleged achievements of the APC -led federal government, were mere figments of the warped imaginations of the APC elders.
“As far as we are concerned, there is no project currently being undertaken by President Buhari, or the federal government in our state, and these lies are only meant to further enlarge the pockets of these hungry elders,” said Godwin Bassey, who replied from Eket.
Culled from Global Pilot