Akwa Ibom State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Ini Ememobong, has lashed out at a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Otu-Ita Toyo for failing to give apologies to Nigerians over the untold hardship meted on them by his party.
Reminding the APC chieftain of the campaign promises made by President Buhari while he was canvassing for votes as candidate of the party, the PDP spokesperson wondered why the APC-led federal government suddenly abandoned its campaign promises after taking over power on May 29, 2015.
Speaking on a live radio programme in the state, Barrister Ememobong while reacting to outbursts made by Chief Toyo, who had appeared on the same radio station earlier in the day, said “Nigerian’s are suffering under the APC government. I had expected Chief Otu-Ita Toyo to address the serial failure of the APC-led federal government.’’
“As at the time the APC made the promises, they made these promises knowing full well what the indices were, but today they renege on their promise. He who lives in glass house should not throw stones.”
Describing the exit of Chief Toyo as former State PDP Chairman, Ita Awak and other aggrieved politicians, who crossed over to APC as a relieve to PDP, Barrister Ememobong said “PDP is better now than before with the conscious migration of the elements that watered down the PDP. We are better off now.”
He maintained that the APC politicians who left the PDP contributed nothing to the growth of the party, adding that they were only on a mission to destroy the party.
The PDP spokesperson dismissed as false the allegation by the Publicity Secretary of APC, Engr. Ita Awak, and Chief Toyo that youths were sponsored by the PDP to cause trouble at the recently held South-South Town Hall Meeting organized by the Federal Government, saying “such story is one of the many bare faced lies common to the opposition party in the state. It is unfounded how the PDP would have disrupted an event that was organized and moderated by APC.”
He quickly pointed out that some of the reactions at the venue of the Town Hall Meeting may have emanated from some people who were already angry and tired of the failure of the APC-led Federal Government to live up to its promises which were enunciated during the campaigns.
Defending the position of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on the constitution of Caretaker Transition Committees for the 31 Local Government Councils in the state given the current economic realities, Barrister Ememobong reminded that even Lagos State, with the largest Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and several other APC governed states, has not conducted Local Government Elections.