By Our Reporter
Eburutu Voice, a socio-cultural organization in Odukpani local government area has called on the Commissioner for local government affairs, Mrs Stella Odey to immediately apologize to Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong within 48 hours over the insult meted to him or face lagal action.
The group, in a letter signed by Chief Johnson Eyibio -Ito. Chief Charles Ntiero-Eki, Rt Hon. Enefiok Inyang -Ukwa. Hon. Moses Akpatre -Eniong. Mr.Okon Joseph Akpandem -Idere, described such comment as “an affront on our leader and an insult on the entire people of Eburutu and Odukpani in general”
According to them, such utterance could incite the people against one another and thereby trigger another round of crisis in the now peaceful local government area.
The release reads, “we the people of Eburutu will not sit back and watch you drag our leader and by extension the Eburutu people to whatever mud this intent of yours stand to achieve.
“We are so pained in our spirit at the level of insult on our leader from a public office holder whose utterances ought to be well guided with the principles of decorum and respect for elders especially an honoury of a national prestigious award of Order of the Niger. OON”
The Parchment had earlier reported how Mrs. Odey made fruitless attempts to play down on the political influence of the respected Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong in a widely circulated vidoe at the residence of her husband, Mr. Victor Ekpo, at Akpap Okoyong in Odukpani local government.
Mr. Ekpo is also the Managing Director of the state Water Board Company.
In a 2 mins, 11 seconds video obtained by The Parchment, Mrs Odey could be seen accusing Chief Ekpenyong for always taking glory for what he did not do, giving the impression that he is responsible for most of the appointments in Odukpani local government area. She asked the people to stop paying homage to Chief Ekpenyong for what they did not do.
Mrs Odey’s verbal attack on Chief Ekpenyong has continued to received reactions with many calling for her immediate resignation.