2019: Moses Ekpo, Friday Iwok Crisis Deepens …Deputy Governor Shuns Constituency Briefing …He Is A Stingy Man – Friday Iwok’s Camp
The seeming face off between the Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo and the member representing Abak State Constituency, Elder Friday Iwok reached its climax on Friday when the number 2 citizen conspicuously shun the constituency briefing organized by Elder Iwok to thank the people of Abak for their support and as well empower them to be self reliant.
The Sensor gathered that while political bigwigs in Abak, Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district and the State in general, attended the briefing held at Otoro Development Centre, Abiakpo, Abak local government area, Mr. Moses Ekpo did not show up nor sent a representation to grace the occasion.
Also conspicuously absent at the event was former commissioner for information in the State, Elder Aniekan Umana.
Umanah is said to be seeking House of Representatives seat in 2019, a seat that Elder Iwok is equally a strong contender.
The Sensor learnt that the absence of the State Deputy Governor from an event held in his home town despite the fact that Elder Iwok invited him, is not unconnected with the recent allegation in the media that the lawmaker allegedly sponsored attack on Ekpo during presentation of the bus donated by Governor Udom Emmanuel for the PDP Chapter Chairman, Dr. Michael Udo.
But Iwok who condemned the media report on the attack, said that the spurious and unfounded allegation against his person is nothing but handiwork of mischief political jobbers whose stock in trade is character assassination to get cheap political popularity.
Iwok had said, “What I can say is the fact that 2019 election is around the corner so people are all out to perform a lot of funny things just to be relevant in Abak politics: I am serving my people to the best of my ability because they gave me the mandate. What on earth should push me to assault the Deputy Governor of the State whom I hold in high esteem in all ramifications.”
The lawmaker who urged the people of Abak to discountenance the allegation as there is no iota of truth, called on them to continue to support the present government to deliver on its mandate to the people.
The sensor, however, gathered that the Deputy Governor’s absence was to save face as he has not empowered any single person from Abak despite his position as the number two citizen.
An indigene of Abak who was at the event told The sensor that, “Mr. Moses Ekpo would not come. It is obvious because as a stingy person, he would not be comfortable to see another man spend millions of naira to empower the less-privilege. His absence is deliberate and it does not count as he has nothing to offer.”
Another indigene of the area who gave his name simply as Umoh said that the Deputy Governor’s absence, despite the political face-off with Elder Iwok in recent times, his tight-fist and stingy life would not have allowed him attend function would rain praises on the lawmaker.
Umoh further noted that “politics is not for stingy people or noise makers but being generous and playing it with action.”