Udom was not only prominent at the tap-cutting scene but posed variously in different locations of the hotel, with full furnishings in glaring display.
In one of the pictures, he is seen munching away on the Terrance of the hotel with Governor Akpabio and another guest. Perhaps, he was then so carried away to realise that the place was “not completed” or nonexistent then but merely in his imagination.
Interestingly, Mr Emmanuel’s current close ally, Mr Emmanuel Enoidem, now the PDP Senatorial candidate for Ikot Ekpene, was the commissioner supervising the building and furnishing the hotel. Mr Etido Inyang, was then the Special Adviser, Technical, while Mr Oliver Ebong was the Consultant.
Akwa Ibom people have grown wiser to the annoying antics of these unscrupulous politicians and are ready to grill for accountability. They are no longer
ready to swallow Udom’s lies hook, line and sinker.
Indeed, the people need to ask Enoidem and Etido Inyang, both from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, to explain the status of the hotel as at the time it was commissioned. If it was not completed and furnished, why did they as officers of government who were in charge of the project, certified it ready for commissioning? If the hotel was completed, furnished and commissioned before May 29, 2022, what then did Udom complete and furnish?
Furthermore , it should be recalled that the state House of Assembly, led then by Messrs Onofiok Luke and Udo Kierian, conducted an on-the-spot assessment and inspection tour of the hotel, immediately after Udom
took over. Can both of them step forward and make public the report of that exercise?
Equally, can Hon Nse Ntuen, who as then Chairman of ALGON (Association of Local Governments of Nigeria) led a toured of the hotel on the commissioning day step forward and tell the world if the hotel wasn’t completed and fully furnished?
No lie will make us accept a phantom gift this time around. Udom is churning out these lies to deceive Akwa Ibom people to accept his selfish plan of imposing a stooge and an incompetent character on them. Never again will Akwa Ibom people be fooled a second time!