Re: Umana Umana Launches Fresh Attack On Buhari

By Inibehe Effiong
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My attention has been drawn to a false, malicious and senseless publication in a local tabloid in Akwa Ibom State authored by the media directorate of the Akwa Ibom Government led by Mr Udom Emmanuel wherein it is reported that the 2015 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Umana Okon Umana, has launched a fresh attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.

The irresponsible report stated that Mr Umana did so through "his media coordinator" Barr. Inibehe Effiong by way of an Open Letter to President Buhari.

Ordinarily I would have ignored this criminal report by the criminal government of Udom Emmanuel. It is a known fact that the said newspaper is directly sponsored by the State Government. Two media aides of Mr Udom Emmanuel, including a dubious brother of the Commissioner for Information in the State, are the covert publishers of the mushroom tabloid.

It is common knowledge that Inibehe Effiong beyond his human rights advocacy is a consistent advocate for good governance in the country. As an activist, critic and lawyer, I have always projected the interest of the common man above every conceivable political persuasion. As the Convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD), I have consistently brought to the fore issues that afflicts the common man.

The authors of this falsehood are very aware of my vociferous support for the candidacy and the administration of President Buhari. They know that Nigerians rejected them and their political leaning because of their incurable proclivities for corruption, mendacity and other vices. They also know that Udom Emmanuel was NEVER voted for by the majority of Akwa Ibom people. It is within their knowledge that Udom Emmanuel became a governor through corruption and the blood of the innocent people of Akwa Ibom State.

Inibehe Effiong does not belong to any political party. He has never been "the media coordinator" of Mr Umana Okon Umana. It is on record that his strong opposition to the evil third term ambition of Senator Godswill Akpabio using Udom Emmanuel as a veil was out of conviction.

The attempt to link Obong Umana Umana who neither sponsored nor made any input whatsoever in my open letter to the President is the latest failed mischievous attempt by a criminal government of Akwa Ibom State to divert public attention from how they are looting the State dry and cause a disaffection between President Buhari and Mr Umana.

I strongly recommend a psychiatric test for members of the present government in Akwa Ibom State. I believe that their pathetic situation is redeemable as insanity is not without a cure. However, I appreciate the fact that since they came to power through electoral malpractices, bribery, killings and corruption, they may not find it easy to remain in power without resort to these evil ways of doing things.

While I will always express my mind on issues in the country; and offer criticisms and advise where necessary, I remain a supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari. The historicity of his emergence has not been lost.

Nigeria will be great again.
Inibehe Effiong Esq.