Thursday, 4 October 2018

Assassination Story On APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Nsima Ekere Was Concorted



Late yesterday, the social media was awashed with the story of alleged assassination attempt on the life of the NDDC Managing Director and APC gubernatorial candidate, Nsima Ekere. 

According to reports “Obong Ekere was meeting party leaders in the nearby residence of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Mr. Umana Umana when bullet clearly targeted at him was fired into his upstairs bedroom where his wife and sister were at the time.”
This story according to an aide was propaganda we cooked up; there is no truth to this story. Obong Nsima Ekere was never in any form of danger.
Last Tuesday, Governor Udom Emmanuel scored a huge political victory when he got the cultists and gang leaders who had terrified Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo Local Government areas respectively to sign an amnesty agreement and turn in their weapons. 
Anyone who read that story would immediately dismiss it as a lie. Look at this line “Obong Ekere was meeting party leaders in the nearby residence of the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Mr. Umana Umana, when the bullet, clearly targeted at him, was fired into his upstairs bedroom where his wife and sister were at the time”.  

Any discerning reader should ask these questions :which “nearby building” was this, and how come the “wife and sister” were at the “upstairs bedroom”?  Was Nsima Ekere holding meetings at his Lagos Street home which would make sense on the angle of the wife and sister being home at the time of the alleged “attack”? 

If this is true, that he was holding meetings at his Lagos Street home, then the whole story falls apart. Obong Nsima Ekere’s Lagos Street home is one of the most secured buildings in Uyo. The whole area is ringed and patrolled by fierce looking security operatives and the notion that someone would fire a bullet into the “upstairs bedroom where his wife and sister were at the time” is a big lie.
Now, you may wonder why I decided to blow this whistle. The answer is my conscience. I woke up this morning filled with pangs of conscience. I asked myself: is this morally right to tell this manner of lies and to malign a governor who has scored huge success in securing the peace in this State? I told myself that politics aside, there is conscience and morality. I cannot be a party to this kind of strategy by my party, the APC to use lies as a campaign strategy. Our people should not be told lies or be exploited emotionally with lies and propaganda. 

My party should tell Akwa Ibom people what they intend to do differently rather than continue to tell lies about the success of Governor Udom Emmanuel. I know they will come after me, because they know who I am, since I have told my colleagues on our Strategic Media Committee, to stop telling lies as a strategy for elections, but they have always told me, they will continue to tell lies because they think Akwa Ibom people are not sophisticated enough to differentiate between lies and truth.
Let me state again here again that there was no assassination attempt on Obong Nsima Ekere yesterday, October 4th, 2018.
I am a whistle blower working as a media aide to Obong Nsima Ekere

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