Politics Akpabio Denies Assassination Allegations -This Day



The Akwa Ibom State Government has described an alleged assassination attempt on Chief Sunny Udom as “bare-faced falsehood and blackmail,” designed to “taint and tarnish the hard-earned image, integrity and reputation” of the Governor Goodswill Akpabio-led administration.

A governorship aspirant in the state and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Umana Okon Umana, in a petition titled: ‘State of Insecurity in Akwa Ibom State and the threats to lives of political opponents of Governor Akpabio’ which emanated from the chambers of Uzomah Ibegbulem and Co, to the Inspector-General of Police (IG), had alleged that the Director-General of his campaign organisation Udom, narrowly escaped assassination when gunmen numbering about five attacked his office complex in Umo Essien Street, off Obio Imo Street, the state capital.

But describing the content of the petition as “wicked lies and utter falsehood,” deliberately put in the public domain to misinform unsuspecting members of the public and hoodwink them into believing what he,tagged as ‘baseless allegations’, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications; Mr. Aniekan Umanah, said Udom only misconstrued armed robbery attack as assassination attempt and made to heap the blame on the governor for political reasons.

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