A recently surfaced press conference by the self-styled Concerned Ekpeye People for Peace and Development sparked uproar and critique for its unsubstantiated allegations against Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Hon. Edison Ehie.
The press statement, purportedly issued by this group, was met with skepticism and disdain due to the absence of identifiable members, leading to doubts about its credibility and intent.
The missive targeted Governor Fubara and Hon. Ehie, accusing them of failing to address security concerns in Ekpeye and casting aspersions on their loyalty and dedication to their constituencies. However, this prompted a vehement rebuttal from supporters of the accused leaders.
Refuting the claims, the response highlighted Governor Fubara’s swift response to the murder of DSP Bako Angbashim, where a substantial bounty was placed on the masterminds, demonstrating the government’s resolute commitment to justice.
The statement further clarified that Hon. Edison Ehie’s constituency did not encompass the area affected by the tragic incident, dispelling any insinuations of negligence on his part.
A critical point raised was the supposed knowledge possessed by the accusers about the criminals’ whereabouts but their reluctance to assist the security agencies, raising suspicions of ulterior motives.
Moreover, the lack of evidence and credibility behind the accusations reinforced the skepticism surrounding the group’s intentions, perceived as a political tool employed by desperate opposition elements.
The response sought to highlight Governor Fubara and Hon. Edison Ehie’s unwavering dedication to peace and development in Rivers State, denouncing any attempts to disrupt the prevailing peace in the region.
Ultimately, the statement concluded by urging the public to disregard the unfounded accusations and rally behind the genuine efforts of Governor Fubara and Hon. Edison Ehie towards securing justice and progress for the state.