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Akwa Ibom elders pledge loyalty to Emmanuel

11 December 2015, 21:44

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 Emmanuel.

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.”

Also read: Akwa Ibom councillors back Governor Emmanuel

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 volatile ones.”



- CAJ News


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