Letter to PDP'S Nwodo and INEC'S Jega On 2011 Elections
Sir, In many Sunday newspapers of 19/12/10, PDP enumerated members of its Screening Committee for the gubernatorial aspirants in the six zones of the country. Inclusion of Chief Sylvester Okonkwo among the umpires to oversee the south-south proceedings is absurd. This man lives with Governor Godswill Akpabio (in Uyo Governor's Lodge) and travels with him wherever he goes within and outside Nigeria. Akpabio funded Okonkwo's 45th Birthday celebration in 2008 and attended with members of Akwa Ibom Executive Council; the occasion took place at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi. Okonkwo making the list in what involves Akpabio, one needs not look elsewhere to know what the outcome would be. Nwodo may be dancing naked in the market more so when it is a fact that Akpabio's wife is related to him and the governor has been boasting about this.
I would like to call the attention of Professor Jega to ensure he weeds off some other INEC officials before the 2011 election proper. Asking Madam Ayoka alone to leave would not give INEC the credibility it needs. Specifically, the INEC Director of Logistics, Col Yakubu Bako (retired), controls a serious delicate Directorate that can easily make or mar good election conduct. Bako was the Military Governor of Akwa Ibom during Abacha regime. This man is always seen with Akpabio; either on his (constant) visits to Uyo or in Abuja. It is believed that both have been designing how to manipulate things at INEC to favour Akpabio. As revealed in the pictures contained in the advertisement placed in the dailies (last week) by Chief Godswill Akpabio, Bako was the only former Akwa Ibom governor that left his duty post to attend an ordinary 10th Memorial ceremony of Akpabio's mother; he was here for three days. Also recently when Akpabio declared his intention for second term at the Uyo stadium, Bako was not only physically present at the venue but also at Governors Lodge where he was locked in a serious meeting with Akpabio.
If all these presents exist, then let it known that both PDP and INEC are not serious with Akwa Ibom primaries and elections. I am talking about Akwa Ibom State because I am from there; there could be other States is similar situation.
Obong Okon Uwem, Atabong Road, Eket, Akwa Ibom State