Ita Enang And The Celebration Of Colossal Failure
Akwa Ibom people have watched with dismay the continual and persistent display of juvenile attitude by the ‘rejected’ Senior Special Assistant of the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, and are marveled at his invasive snipe hunt on the people-oriented governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
Akwa Ibom people are aware of the APC as a political party that is notoriously known for propaganda, their antics and agenda to discredit the good works of the governor Udom Emmanuel led administration but what is rather unknown to Akwa Ibom people is why Ita Enang has surrendered himself for use.
We would not have been bothered about Enang’s onslaught against Udom Emmanuel, knowing full well his role as an architect of mischievousness and acquirer of cheap popularity but we are concerned that such ranting if allowed to rent the air in public sphere, may affect the potent educational advancement of an Akwa Ibom child, who has taken reading of literatures especially newspapers as an hubby occasioned by the Dakkada initiative of the ruling PDP led by governor Udom Emmanuel. Hence the need to clear the air to avoid a situation where our children will grow up and get use to celebrating failure such as that presented by the president’s aide.
At a time when governor Udom is busy with the business of governance and erecting structures – establishing environment that will take Akwa Ibom youths off the streets, Ita Enang is busy in a prosaic glorification of non-existing achievement of the Buhari administration to an microscopic enlightened few Akwa Ibom persons in the Diaspora.
That President Mohammadu Buhari sent Ita Enang to attend Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria, (AKISAN) convention to give account of his administration is not only laughable but callous. What account of stewardship can the Buhari Administration give to Akwa Ibom people in the last two and a half years other than adulterated budgets and empty promises? The listing of a 56 billion naira Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road and $11 billion Lagos-Uyo-Calabar railroad as dividends of the Buhari administration in Akwa Ibom State by Ita Enang is a charade well known to Akwa Ibom people. It is not working for us.
It is a pity that this APC government is still very confused not to understand that they have won elections and is now in government, which is why they have kept on promising. They should stop making campaign promises such as the Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene and Lagos –Uyo railways. We have heard these things before.
That Governor Udom withdrew from AKISAN meet because he could not account for the resources allotted to the State by the Federal Government are false and only A FANTASIA CONJURED IN THE BLINKERED MIND of Ita Enang. No attentive Akwa Ibom person will take Enang serious knowing full well that since assumption of office 2015, governor Udom Emmanuel has undertaken aggressive people oriented projects such as the construction of roads in all senatorial districts, empowered the youth through training in science and technology via AKEES, rejuvenate agriculture, and his policy incursions in the areas of health care, education, housing, and cottage industry are legendary.
Noteworthy is the fact that these stellar moves by governor Udom attracting the establishment of the second largest syringe industry in Africa to Akwa Ibom state, the Metering Company, Flour Mill among other numerous industrialization drive has earned Akwa Ibom state the rank of the second most preferred investors destination with an attraction of $18 million direct investment this year alone according to report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
These and other numerous achievements of Udom Emmanuel under two years in office has exposed Ita Enang as a flawed mortal fumbling through self enlightenment and put to question his proficiency to decipher what accountability is or not. Therefore, Ita Enag misleading press chat should be disregarded in its entirety because it is not only false, but callous and irritating.
Though there are rooms in a democracy for mediocre and people seeking to test their popularity to hold press briefings by exercising their constitutional rights in section 39 (sub:1,2) which entitled their freedom of expression without interference, we therefore detest the employ of mendacity to drive home such rights.
Akwa Ibom Mandate Union empathizes with Ita Enang who may still be suffering from post election symptoms; seriously traumatized by the defeat of his bid for second term to the senate under the PDP in 2015. Just as we pray that God gives him the grace to forget about that huge defeat, Akwa Ibom people have no apologies for voting the best man for the job to the senate who is currently doing so well.
We therefore use this opportunity to salute Governor Udom Emmanuel for offering people oriented programmes and to urge him on. The people are in total support of him. The focus administration of governor Udom will keep on being a moral burden to Ita Enang and the APC who have refused to see anything good in an administration that has shown in deeds and character the capacity to accommodate them in the industrialization and empowerment agenda for the good people of the state.
God bless Akwa Ibom State.
Comrade Tom FredFish, President, Akwa Ibom Mandate Union, (AKMU).