Revealed: Essien Udim Lawmaker, Nse Ntuen In Alleged Diversion Of Akpabio’s Constituency Empowerment Items In Ikot Ekpene
According to Trail Reporters, some items which were meant for the constituency briefing and empowerment of people in Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, were allegedly diverted by the Member representing Essien Udim State constituency and former Council Chairman, Nse Ntuen, and few others who were saddled with the responsibility of managing the event.
Ntuen who was allegedly said to be directly involved in the procurement of some of the items, was said to have surreptitiously diverted some items including Mini buses, Cars, Sewing Machines and other items.
Few other members who were also involved in the procurement process also allegedly carted home some items for their personal use.
It could be recollected that, on the 5th of July, 2017, Godswill Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and the current senator, representing Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, in his bid to give back to his people, had rolled out empowerment items for his constituents, but reliable sources say, the items never got to the beneficiaries, as the former Governor was absolved of any wrong doing, haven not been aware of what transpired behind the scene.
The items which were to be given out by Akpabio were 30 vehicles, 40 cargo tricycles, four tractors, 800 generating sets, 100 computer sets and printers, 194 sewing machines, 154 grain grinding machines, 55 block molding machines, 58 tricycles, 10 cassava processing machines, 30 home grinding machines, and many other items, saying he was setting a new benchmark in the empowerment of his people.
Sources who spoke with Trail Reporters from Odoro Ikot, Essien Udim, said, it was agreed that the presentation be done on camera, which the supposed beneficiaries had posed for, while they were meant to get their items later, with the excuse that, the crowd was much.
Nse Ntuen we gathered, told one of his “houseboys” in his compound, “common go and take one keke there, tomorrow you say I have not done anything for you.
Make sure you make good use of it.” Feelers from the Akwa Ibom political space reveals that, Nse Ntuen, who has fixed May 5 2018, for his Constituency briefing and empowerment,is expected to present to his constituents some of the diverted items during the event. Sources have queried the items which he will be using for the empowerment.
It could also be recollected that, Trail Reporters had few weeks ago, published an exclusive report on Nse Ntuen, where he had allegedly said, he cannot do anything for Essien Udim people, because Akpabio has done everything.
Efforts to speak with Nse Ntuen did not yield any positive response, as a text message sent to him was not responded to, at the time of this report. Share