The Chairman of APCOMA Ukanafun Branch, Mr Edidiong Friday Iwuo has warned Political Opponent to desist from blackmailing politicians using APCOMA’s name. Mr. Edidiong made this known to today in Ukanafun while fielding questions from newsmen. According to him, ‘APCOMA has never withdrawn their support from Mr Unyime Idem as published by an online Tabloid. What happened was thaat one Indiana Udom came to seek our support for his aspiration. We told him that we have already endorsed Mr Unyime Idem for same position and therefore cannot endorse another. He offered us N100,000 and a promise of a Motor Bike which we repeatedly rejected. We are so surprise on the news making the rounds that APCOMA has rejected Mr Unyime Idem because he facilitated the release of one Mr Aniedi Udosen Okon (Spirro), an alleged criminal from Military custody. This is not only false but totally unfounded and baseless’
Mr Edidiong further said that APCOMA rejected the overtures of Ndiana Udom because he is not known to them since he rarely visit home. The APCOMA Chairman also said that part of the reasons why he was rejected by them is the fact that he is an APC supporter who is being sponsored by Senator Ita Enang to win the House of Representatives Election using PDP platform and to later decamp to the APC. This decision to decamp to APC after using PDP to get the ticket was hatched at Roses Regency Hotel at Wuye Abuja. Besides it is common knowledge that the persons Elder brother is married to Senator Ita Enang’s daughter while the himself is married to the daughter of an APC Chieftain, the late Barr. Austin Mbeh. The APCOMA Boss further said there is no way their support will be given to an APC man and that they do not want what has already happened in the Federal Constituency to repeat itself. Edidiong asked him and all those behind this blackmail to cease forthwith, apologise to Mr Unyime Idem for linking him with the release of Udosen Uko.
Ndiana-Abasi Nana Udom
Mr Edidiong described Mr Unyime Idem as an illustrious son of Ukanafun who has not only used his God-given wealth to empower the youths and develop Ukanafun but has also assisted His Excellency Deacon Udom Emmanuel in ensuring peace and security of lives and property.it is therefore unthinkable that Mr Idem would engage in such act as alleged by the said publication. Edidiong restated the commitment of APCOMA to support Mr Unyime Idem to the end having known his antecedents as a man of integrity, great accomplishment, lover of Ukanafun people and above all a selfless and humble leader. He enjoined all well-meaning Ukanafun sons and daughters to queue behind Mr Idem and ensure he succeeds.
Politicians should learn to play politics according to the rules instead of resorting to falsehood, blackmail and character assassination. Representing one’s constituency is not a do or die affair but a call to service and for mature minds.