Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Monday dared his predecessor Senator Godswill Akpabio to a debate ahead of the 2019 election.
Emmanuel’s challenge was an apparent reply to Akpabio’s comments at Ikot Ekpene on Sunday.
The former governor had stated that “Udom (Emmanuel) is a mistake that must be corrected in 2019.
“All hands must be on deck to ensure that the mistake is corrected for a people-oriented leadership under the ruling All Progressives Congress at the centre,” he had said.
Responding, the governor at a rally in his honour at Onna Sports Stadium, said he was ready to present the facts of his administration to the world and that anyone who can confront him should come forward.
He said: “I have heard things, and I want to challenge any who thinks he has the truth to come out, I will use my personal money to hire the media.
“Let’s present facts to Nigerians, let’s see who would tell the truth and who will also tell a lie”.
“However, the issue on ground is Akwa Ibom, it’s about the development of this state, it’s about our children in public schools who are excelling in international competitions, it’s about the price of garri that we have drastically dropped, it’s about the unity of this state which we believe in”.
BREAKING: English Premier League Resumes June 17 With Man City vs Arsenal
The Premier League season will resume on June 17, it has been confirmed.
Manchester City versus Arsenal will be one of the first matches to be played.
Aston Villa’s home clash with Sheffield United will also be played the same day to mark the return of the English top flight.
A full fixture list will then be played on the weekend of June 19 to 21, with the agreement coming after Premier League clubs met on Thursday to continue discussions over ‘Project Restart.
BREAKING: IGP Orders Redeployment Of 11 Police Commissioners
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting and redeployment of 11 Commissioners of Police to various Commands and Formations.
The postings and redeployment are as follows: Edo State, CP Johnson Babatunde Kokumo; Osun State, CP Undie J. Adie; Bauchi State CP Lawal Jimeta Tanko; Ebonyi State, CP Philip Sule Maku; Gombe State, CP Ahmed Maikudi Shehu; Ondo State, CP Bolaji Amidu Salami; Oyo State, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu; Eastern Port, CP Evelyn T. Peterside; Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD), CP Okon Etim Ene; Airport Command, CP Bello Maikwashi; and Anti-Fraud Unit (FCID Annex Lagos), CP Olukolu Tairu Shina.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, the IGP charged the newly posted officers to ensure they “consolidate and advance the gains of their predecessors particularly in the implementation of community policing, crime prevention, public security, public safety, and general crime-fighting.”
Adamu also enjoined the citizens to cooperate with the Commissioners of Police to enable them to succeed in their new areas of responsibilities.
BREAKING: NTA News Manager Kidnapped
The Assistant Manager News and Current Affairs of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Channel 6 Aba, Mrs. Chinyere Okoye has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.
Our reporter gathered the incident that took place on Wednesday night at Obikabia road off Ogbor Hill, in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State as she was heading back from work.
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