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Akpabio Decries Plot To Discredit Him

Posted: Jun 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos

The former Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday raised alarm over plot to discredit him and the achievements of his administration through spurious and baseless petitions  to anti-graft agencies.

The plot which he said was multi-faceted and  primed to scandalise him through frivolous accusations, thereby instigating the  public against him.

The former  Commissioner for Information in the Akpabio administration, Aniekan Umanah, said that desperate people who are behind the anti-Akpabio and anti-Udom project, are already spreading spurious allegations of  unfathomable acquisitions while in office.

” The immediate past administration of Chief Godswill Akpabio also has nothing to hide.

“Information at our disposal showed that these desperate elements whose identities we know, were being sponsored by certain sore losers with their selfish motives.

“We also gathered that fake petitions containing spurious allegations are being sent to anti-corruption agencies to probe the last administration.

“We welcome this development since we have nothing to hide. But we are challenging these dodgy characters to be truthful enough to tell the said anti-corruption agencies their hidden agenda which is well known to us,” he said.

The statement further hinted that the current administration would remain focused and not be distracted while expressing confidence that the place of  Akpabio in history of purposeful governance was already assured by posterity and no amount of blackmail would rubbish it.