The member representing Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State,Rt. Hon.Aniekan has been described as an ingrate by some youths and elders of Asutan Clan. It is believed that he sponsored a media attack against his benefactor, Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo, a former member representing Ibesikpo Asutan,in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
The media attack was posted on the Facebook wall of the media Assistant to the Ibesikpo Asutan lawmaker, Mbosowo Essien,who was also the media aide to Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo,while representing the area at the House of Assembly. As emotionally as this could sound,the post by Mbosowo Essien was not just to tarnish the image of the former lawmaker, but was seen as a Judas,who after eating and dinning with Jesus, betrayed him.
The reactions that trailed the comments generated mixed feelings across the state. It is disheartening and embarrassing to see Aniekan Uko sponsor his aide to fabricate a story, post it on the internet, just to discredit the decision Hon. Etukudo has taken to support Lady Andino Robson from Asutan clan,who has indicated interest, to contest for the Assembly seat in 2019.
According to Mr. Godfrey Eton an Elder statesman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ibesikpo Asutan, he said, he was disappointed to read on the social media, what Aniekan Uko who against the wishes of the people to seek a reelection, told his Media aide to write about Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo,claiming that it was a group called ” Advocate for Effective Representation that declared their stance against Hon. Etukudo.
He went on to say that, it was a lie that any such group exist in Ibesikpo Asutan local government, and wonder why the media aide to Aniekan Uko, was the person to write what he claimed the group said, and also became the courier that transported the story to the social media, posted it for hours with different comments from people, yet the lawmaker never asked him to take it down. This is a clear indication that Aniekan Uko and wife sponsored his Media aide, to rubbish Hon. Etukudo.
Miss Afonime a grassroot women mobilizer in Ibesikpo Asutan, who also spoke on the matter ,said in an angry tone,that the insult Aniekan Uko sponsored on social media through his media aide Mbosowo Essien was too childish and petty,and went on to show that the lawmaker is deliberately creating disaffection between the two clans and beating the drums of war. He has forgotten so soon how Hon. Eyakeno Etukudoh supported him during his election, campaigned for him to become what he is today.
A youth leader in the area who spoke on the matter said, “Aniekan Uko,has forgotten so soon how his boss, Prince Uwem Ita Etuk described him as local rice filled with stone, that should be managed.” He has lost the respect the youths of the area had for him. Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo is a former lawmaker today, tomorrow ( 1yr and some months)Aniekan Uko will also be addressed as a former lawmaker, and the insult he is sponsoring today against a former lawmaker will also be heaped on him. As clearly written in the Bible that whatever a man sows that will he reap!!Aniekan Uko should NEVER TAKE OUR SILENCE AS COWARDICE.
A source close to the former lawmaker, Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo disclosed that, the former member was one of the strong supporters of Aniekan, who facilitated the purchase of his nomination form, and had spent over 5million during the electioneering campaign that brought in Aniekan Uko to the position he is occupying today. The source further stated that, it was a thing of shame to see a man who is still indebted to Hon. Etukudo to the tune of more than N4million,sponsoring a media attack against him.
Hon. Eyakeno who declined to say more on the issue, said, he has left Aniekan Uko and Mbosowo Essien, a boy he took up and gave a life ,into the hands of God,and all he could wish for was for the story Aniekan sponsored on to be attached in this report, for the people of Asutan to see, if Aniekan Uko is being fair to him by launching an attack on him,claiming it emanated from a group.
Below is the report Mbosowo wrote on February 20 on his Facebook wall against Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo.
THE ERA OF “I CONCUR” REPRESENTATION IS OVER. “Mention one motion you moved in your four years stint in AKHA and we will tell Aniekan Uko not to recontest ” ……..Group blast Eyakeno Etukudo. That was the position of ADVOCATE FOR EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION a socio-political body in Ibesikpo Asutan who blasted the immediate past lawmaker representing Ibesikpo Asutan, Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo over his campaign of calumny against Aniekan Uko.
Speaking to this reporter, the Coordinator of the group, Comrade Emmanuel Essien said the group is worried that a member whose during his tenure failed to moved a single motion, no contribution during debates in the floor of the house other than “I CONCUR ” and with no Constituency briefing for four years could have the impetus to move a campaign against OUR EPITOME OF QUALITY REPRESENTATION. For Eyakeno Etukudo to lead a campaign of an aspirant, is a clear indication of returning Ibesikpo Asutan to “I CONCUR” representation and we say it was over with Aniekan Uko’s emergence” he roared. Firing further, the body wonders what kind of English Eyakeno Etukudo used in presenting his aspirant Andino Robson to the PDP State Party Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, when he is known for his broken English which he displayed during his days of representation in the house. “We are worried that his aspirant will certainly by infected with his not to do well representation” The body equally chided his defence of not returning to the house when Chief Goodwill Obot Akpabio asked him to and also that of Enginneer Eduok Eduok when Obong Attah asked him to as very flimsy. “The reason the two of you people objected to return was that you were not saleable material, but the case of Aniekan Uko is different.” “Aniekan Uko is not being asked by any Godfather to return, but rather the good people of Ibesikpo Asutan have unanimously asked him to return.
For the entire people including Party Executives to champion endorsement is a clear indication of the People’s choice” he maintained. The group however re-iterated their resolve not to sacrifice effective representation of Aniekan Uko to any sentiment by mediocres. We are wooing our capacity member to note that, if he has broken the jinx of being heard in the floor of the House, Constituency Empowerment and accessibility, then he will break the jinx of being re-elected into 7th Assembly of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly come 2019. (SHUT UP) until you brief Ibesikpo Asutan people. We don’t need to pray again for Effective Representation when we had long gotten our “IBOROAKAM”
Elder Mfon Akaka,an indigene of Ibesikpo clan said that he was so embarrassed that Hon. Aniekan Uko could sponsor such a derogatory story against one of the best lawmaker Ibesikpo Asutan has produced, who provided an effective representation to the people of the area,in the sector of community development, and lawmaking, as not just a committee chairman in 5th Assembly, but one of those that were the engine room the Assembly, that put up measure to ensure the then administration of former Governor Akpabio Akpabio was stable, for developmental progress.
” can anybody say that Hon. Eyakeno Etukudoh,who sunk a bole- hole in Mbikpong Ikot Edim,facilitated a health facility at Afaha Atai, given over 75 indigenes of Ibesikpo Asutan local government area permanent jobs,and also had over 30 people on his monthly payroll as the member representing in the area.
Built a 1,500 sitting capacity hall for the lawmaker,and during the inauguration, had in attendance the likes of Rt. Hon. Sam Ikon,who was then the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State house of Assembly, Dr. Sebastian Ibanga, Etubom David Jackson, and he Aniekan Uko,who was then the candidate for the house in 2015 house of Assembly election for Ibesikpo Asutan state constituency.
Our findings also reveal that the said Mbosowo Essien, who sometimes addressed as Mbosowo Asuquo that is being used by Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko to start a media war against the former lawmaker, was quoted during the inguration of the hall that was donated to the local government by Hon. Eyakeno Etukudo on January, 2015,to have said ” This Unity Hall is about the sixth major project he has brought to our people. He had sunk bore-holes in villages like Mbikpong Ikot Edim, a modern health facility in Afaha Atai and lots more.
“We are happy with him. He is down to earth, and we see him as someone who understands that governance is about serving and giving to the people.
“As we speak, he has given about 75 indigenes of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area permanent jobs, while over 30 are in his monthly payroll.
“ He is a man that should be recommended for higher office. It is on record that he is the best state lawmaker Ibesikpo Asutan has ever produced in this democratic dispensation. So we are proud of him.”