Beware Of Blackmailers, Etteh Warns Akwa Ibom Gov | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


Beware Of Blackmailers, Etteh Warns Akwa Ibom Gov

Posted: Jun 6, 2015 at 3:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Idongesit Ashameri, Uyo

THE Leader of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for the 2015 election, Okpolupum Etteh, has warned Governor Udom Emmanuel to beware of blackmailers if he intends to stay focused in the development of the state.

Etteh urged Emmanuel to set up machinery to checkmate blackmailers and their activities.

Addressing journalists in Uyo, Etteh, the member of the defunct G-22 identified blackmail as one negative trend that has pitched many public office holders against members of the state.

His words: “The major problem in Akwa Ibom State is that we have a lot of blackmailers, the moment you listen to them, you lose focus.

“Blackmail has often pitch many innocent politicians against the state’s executives, thereby hindering efforts for collective development.”

“Their intention is to strip you off trusted supporters and destroy you. What blackmail does is that if you have five trusted bodyguards, they would blackmail them to you and once you do away with them, they would succeed to kill you. If you do not checkmate them, they’ll destroy you.”

He advised members of the incoming Assembly to first of all be honest with themselves, to be able to deal honestly with the people.

“You must remember that you are representing the people, the people still retains the constitutional right to kick-start the process of recalling you”.

He advised the incoming lawmakers to be people-oriented in lawmaking, and should consider the long-term benefit of any law.