World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Akwa Ibom SSG On the Run As 2015 Bubble Bursts

Akwa Ibom SSG On the Run As 2015 Bubble Bursts

Our ancestors said that those who ride the tiger, ususally end up in the belly of the tiger.

This, may be true of the Secretary of Akwa Ibom State Government, Umana Okon Umana. His whereabouts at the moment iss unknown as armed policemen sealed off his office.

Reports from Uyo, the state capital, indicated that the whereabouts of the SSG is unknown as at press time. Umana last week declared his interest to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio in 2015, obviously against the run of play in the state.

He was a colleague of Akpabio in Obong Victor Attah's administration, where he held the finance portfolio.

The dramatic turn of event in Uyo, this Monday, came as a rude shock to die-hard Umana supporters who have been boosting of taking over from Akpabio in 2015 as the anointed governorship aspirant.

If Umana is being hunted by the powers that be in the state, chances are more political drama will be unfolding in the state.

Meanwhile, scores of armed anti riot policemen were said to have taken over the office of the SSG on the alleged orders to seal it off and prevent him access to the office.

Political watchers in Uyo say the action is a reaction from ''higher powers'' in the state on Umana's open declaration that he will contest the 2015 governorship in the state. He has been daring Eket Senatorial District to forget about the top office in 2015. For those who know Umana better, they say he has a deep financial pocket that is deeper  than some states' in the country.  

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>



UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>

Save The Children: One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry...
More>>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>



Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>