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Akwa Ibom: APC asks Emmanuel to justify N600bn refund by Buhari govt

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom has requested Governor Udom Emmanuel to account for the billions refunded by the Buhari administration.

The social gathering requested the federal government to atone the state over alleged monetary recklessness and plundering of sources.

An announcement on Saturday by APC Chairman, Stephen Ntukekpo accused authorities of making an attempt to twist the feedback of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Data Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Ini Ememobong had alleged that Tinubu referred to as Emmanuel “a boy” and condemned the aspirant’s “unwarranted and uncharitable” assault on Udom at a rally in Uyo.

The federal government demanded that the previous Lagos governor tender a public apology to the Akwa Ibom helmsman and the individuals.

On Thursday, a gaggle issued a seven-day ultimatum to the APC co-founder to apologize to the governor or face authorized motion.

Reacting, nonetheless, Ntukekpo famous that Tinubu truly uncovered Emmanuel’s “monetary mismanagement and Lilliputian efficiency”.

The politician accused the administration of “senseless looting and brazen embezzlement of pensions, gratuities and different entitlements”.

Ntukekpo mentioned the scenario has plunged the individuals into poverty and deprivation for practically eight years of the Peoples Democratic Celebration management.

“Solely just lately, we have been made to know that funds in extra of N600 billion, being refunds from the APC-led Federal Authorities, have been made out of the federation account to Akwa Ibom State.”

The APC advised the general public that so far, the Emmanuel-led administration has been unable to satisfactorily clarify how the funds have been used.

The assertion additional alleged the governor was “plotting to foist a stooge as his successor to cowl his tracks”.

Ntukekpo declared the “machinations of the PDP” had failed as Akwa Ibom individuals “are resolute” to vote for the APC and its candidate, Akanimo Udofia.