Cold intra war has continued to loom in the camp of opposition All Progressive Congress APC, in Akwa Ibom state, following the Honourable Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen’s youths empowerment on ICT across board, political divides notwithstanding.
According to information reaching this writer through a reliable source, the state APC is worried over what they described as a calculated attempt by Commissioner Ephraim Inyangeyen, whom they also referred to as supper Commissioner in inducing the minds of Akwa Ibom residents towards the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state.
The source who is an APC stalwart in the state and did not want his name to be mentioned told this writer that what seems to have caused confusion in the opposition party is not just only his (Inyangeyen’s) desperateness towards the success of the PDP-led administration in the state, but his subtlety in wooing Akwa Ibom people in support for PDP-led government.
He made reference to the just concluded ICT program for Akwa Ibom youths, adding that Commissioner Inyangeyen has vowed to empower as many Akwa Ibom youths as possible to further comment their knowledge in information communication technology, saying that a good number of the beneficiaries of the program are of Onna origin.
According to this staunch supporter of APC, Commissioner Inyangeyen has skillfully launched a fresh plot to frustrate the 2019 ambition of opposition APC in the state in order to achieve his boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel’s two terms ambition.
However, another reliable source from Eket Senatorial District, precisely from Oron extraction has put a question forward, asking what Commissioner Inyangeyen think he is doing, arguing that a Socio-political organization in the Oro nation which goes by the name, Oro Patriotic League, has called on Governor Udom Emmanuel to discard and ignore political bravery of Commissioner Inyangeyen and honour the one term agreement he (Governor Udom) reached with Oro leaders before his election in 2015, expressing optimism that come 2019 Oro nation will produce the next governor.
The source particularly confided on this writer, saying that Commissioner Inyangeyen is capitalizing on his commitment to Governor Udom Emmanuel success in office and subsequently the PDP-led government superior performance so far in the state, which according to the source, the success of the present administration in the state is legendary and is threatening opposition APC, and described it as Commissioner Inyangeyen’s political weapon which he (Inyangeyen) invented.
He further disclosed that Commissioner Ephraim Inyangeyen, while continuing in luring Akwa Ibom people in support for Governor Udom Emmanuel, is planning to pocket Akwa Ibom citizenry under his Socio-political Organization, called Transformation Initiative For The Empowerment Of Ibom people.
Nevertheless, a close ally to the Honourable Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen, has told this writer that Commissioner Inyangeyen is not worried or shaken by any form of blackmail, saying that what Inyangeyen believes is that every good turn deserves another.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Inyangeyen has been out of the country on a visit to New York in the United States of America, accompanied by the Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Nkanan for a round table meeting with foreign investors who are flying in to invest in Akwa Ibom hence, create jobs for the teeming unemployed Akwa Ibom citizens.
By Joseph ATHANASIUS