February 5, 2023

THIS BOY’: A’Ibom APC demands apology from Udom over response to Tinubu

By Dickson Omobola

Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Stephen Ntukekpo, has called on Governor Udom Emmanuel to apologise to APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, over his response to the latter on a comment made during the party’s rally in the state.

He also said the APC candidate said nothing wrong about the governor during his visit to the state, saying at no time did Tinubu insult Akwa Ibom people.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, in a statement recently berated Tinubu for calling the governor “a boy” and hurling what he described as “unwarranted, uncharitable and anachronistic” on the people of the state without provocation.

But Ntukekpo dismissed the commissioner’s position in a statement made available to Vanguard.

His words: “Rather than grandstanding, Governor Udom ought to issue an unreserved apology to Akwa Ibom people.

“However, the machinations of the PDP administration are doomed to fail as Akwa Ibom people are resolute in their resolve to vote Obong Akanimo Udofia and the All Progressives Congress as a viable, competent and credible alternative to restore good governance, sanity, probity and accountability into the government and governance of Akwa Ibom State.

“If anything, we should be grateful to our Party Leader, His Excellency, Obong Godswill Akpabio, the visionary former Governor who conceived, designed and constructed that magnificent edifice for the use of Akwa Ibom people and the Nation at large.”

He further distanced the party from a statement purportedly appreciating the governor for approving the use of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium for its recently held presidential election rally in the state.

Ntukekpo added that the stadium is a public facility, built and maintained by taxpayers’ money.