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My Life Under Threat, Ex-Guber Candidate Alleges


Akpan Etukudoh Asare
Mr Goodie Akpama, the former governorship flagbearer for Peoples Progressives Alliance (PPA) in Cross River State, has alleged threat to his life.
He alleged that footsoldiers to the Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade are those threatening his life.
Akpama, a former state chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in a statement to journalists in Calabar said that he received a phone on the night of August 26, 2019 purportedly from the commissioner for finance in the state, Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr.
Ekpenyong allegedly warned Akpama over a write up he did on detained online jourmalist, Agba Jalingo who is a known critic of Ekpenyong’s boss, Governor Ben Ayade.
Akpama alleged that Ekpenyong who purportedly called him few minutes after 9pm on the said night, said: “Why did you call my name in your write up? Who are you? We are all in Calabar and we shall see. We shall see.”
The former guber candidate said, “I consider this a threat to my life, because those words are ominous, and hence anything can happen.
“I want to let the world know that I consider these words, ‘We shall see’ as a big threat to my person. I want the world to be aware that the governor’s foot soldiers and desperados are all after me for the sake of pleasing the governor.
“Why does he not respond to the matter mentioned in the write up about the state Microfinance Bank raised rather than call to threaten me?
“The said State Microfinance Bank, which Agba wrote about and is being persecuted for, is under the Ministry of Finance, which Asuquo Ekpenyong jnr was in charge of at the time the bank was initiated/established.
“He was Commissioner for Finance and it was under his watch the bank came to exist. It’s his place to explain or tell Cross Riverians that what Agba is saying is true or not, and not to orchestrate the act of going to sponsor his arrest to silence him.”
In his reaction, Ekpenyong denied calling the former governor.


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