Ikot Ekpene APC Rally And the Gun Theory
By Richard Inwang |
While still wondering why the APC Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District should present GUNS as souvenir to the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Obong Nsima Ekere, during their solidarity rally for President Buhari last Saturday, a few realities occurred to me.
1. THE KILLINGS IN SOME STATES IN NIGERIA
The rally was scheduled to receive President Muhammadu Buhari with Comrade Adams Oshiomole as the Special Guest of Honour, the APC knew that they would please the President by identifying with his Guns and killing philosophy as it is being done by the Buhari’s Herdsmen in many parts of the country. So they had to present GUNS to Nsima Ekere who is their frontline gubernatorial aspirant for the 2019 general elections.
2. MORE KILLINGS TO COMMENCE IN AKWA IBOM SOONEST
With the GUNS presented to Nsima Ekere with the instructions to “DEAL with anyone who stands in his way” on the build up of 2019, more killings will commence as it has been officially flagged off by the APC in the State.
3. THE UKANAFUN, ETIM EKPO, IKA ETC EXPERIENCE
For the past two years, there have been series of killings ongoing at Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo, Ika etc, the APC Akwa Ibom State has been experimenting their GUN theory to cause security unrest so as to stop election processes. However, upon their limited success, they decided to officially present the GUNS PHILOSOPHY to their Governorship aspirant, Obong Nsima Ekere signifying that they will now swing into full action in other parts of the state as campaigns start, and anyone who stands on their way must be dealt with.
4. NSIMA EKERE IS KNOWN TO GUNS
It is a known fact that some Stakeholders of the APC in Ikot Ekpene who are working with Nsima Ekere are already used to GUNS. They used it against Udoedeghe in 2010 elections campaign, used it in kidnapping and killing many Akwa Ibom sons, and were arrested. They also used it last year during the Local Government Elections and were arrested (I hope you do not expect me to mention their names here because life follow sweet me o).
5. UDOEDEGHE’S CONFESSION ON RADIO
Few weeks ago, Sen. J. J. Udoedeghe during a radio interview confessed that the killers in Akwa Ibom State are now in the APC. What baffles any right thinking person is why Udoedeghe could willingly make such a shocking revelation. While many were wondering how true that statement was, Nsima Ekere confirmed it by happily receiving the GUNS souvenir during the last Saturday’s Rally by the Ikot Ekpene APC with the instructions “to kill anyone who stands in his way to becoming the Governor of Akwa Ibom State”.
Now that Nsima Ekere has received GUNS for 2019 elections, is Akwa Ibom State and her citizens still safe? Are we all going to be wiped out by Nsima Ekere and his GUNS?
Elections will come and go, but Akwa Ibom State will remain. The lives of Akwa Ibom people are more important than any political aspiration.
Let not desperation lead us into bloodshed of our brothers because we are first Akwa Ibomites, irrespective of political divide.
Yak Emem aba ke Akwa Ibom nyin.
Richard Inwang is a Public Affairs Commentator from Ika LGA