BY Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo
Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided a former member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Eseme Eyiboh for asking the state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel not to seek re-election in 2019.
Eyiboh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Chairman, Board of Cross River Basins Development Authority (CRBDA), had last week during a chat with journalists in Uyo urged the governor not to go for second term in office for neglecting Eket federal constituency where he Eseme and the governor hails from.
But in a swift response Monday the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Ini Ememobong chided Eseme Eyiboh for making a “supermarket” statement on issues he (Eyiboh) has little knowledge about.
He said, “You can only guage the advice of a person by looking at the person advising. When you look at the person that is advising , and you begin to compare. Eseme Eyiboh will be finding himself standing against the myriad of people who are appealing that Udom should run again.
“I am sure he knows that in 2013, he would have advised like he did that Udom should not contest, but, Udom ran, not just ran, he ran sucessfully and he won. The God of 2013, the God of 2015 is still alive today. And don’t forget that the campaign slogan of the governor is, Only, God”.
The PDP spokesperson listed some achievements that would guarantee a second term for governor Emmanuel to include, investment in power , road infrastructure, road and interest free loan given to traders in the state to boost their businesses.
“I don’t know where Eseme Eyiboh lives, but, if he lives in Uyo, and he has been witnessing the extended power supply, I am not sure he knows that it is done under Udom’s government, having replaced the power infrastructure.
The minister of power came here and said with his mouth that no other state government has invested in power much as Akwa Ibom state government.
” I don’t know whether Eseme Eyiboh has been to Eket recently. When he gets to Atabong in Eket, I am sure he still thinks that it was the military that constructed the road. I am not sure that Eseme Eyiboh has any relationship with any trader, when these people begin to celebrate the N2billion interest free loan. I am not sure Eseme Eyiboh understands that it is the state government that does that”, he asserted.