Abuja - Some traditional elders in Akwa Ibom State have thrown their weight behind Governor
Udom Emmanuel and his administration.
Essien Ndueso, speaking on behalf
of the elders lashed the media for allegedly turning some leaders against
He said from the foregoing, it
was therefore highly unfortunate that some media practitioners would go to the
extent of attempting to create “unnecessary confusion and rubbish the sacred
stools of the traditional institutions.”
“I spotted the headline in some
newspapers that some of the royal fathers have denied supporting the
government, and are non partisan,” said Ndueso.
“Inciting a traditional ruler
against the government does not do any journalist any good. Any journalist who
sees Governor Udom Emmanuel as anything other than the man mandated by the
people, ordained by God and empowered by the constitution, is only dancing
ignorantly in display of illiteracy.”
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Ndueso alleged mischief and
pettiness by such journalists.
Let me make it clear here that
the visible aim of such dubious publications is to create the impression that
the mentioned royal fathers have withdrew their support from the government,
and this constitutionally amounts to lawlessness and insubordination. It’s
obvious that respect to authority is part of our historical relics, and as
custodians traditional rulers are not unaware of this.”
Ndueso said Emmanuel’s
administration had ensured an increase in foreign investments into the region
as well as the retention of peace.
“With the stream of foreign
investors arriving the state daily, the onus of promoting peace and stability
remains an advisory role for the chiefs,” said Ndueso.
“In addition to supporting the
government, the chiefs are expected to crave for support to government from
their subjects. Peaceful communities attract development more rapidly than
- CAJ News