The Senator-elect for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District (Akwa Ibom North-West), Chris Ekpenyong, has alerted safety companies over an alleged plot by Senator Godswill Akpabio to tamper along with his belongings declaration varieties on the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Ekpenyong, who disclosed this on Wednesday whereas addressing journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, claimed that Akpabio connived with an official of the code of conduct bureau to execute the act.
In line with him, “Akpabio has paid an official of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), a senior Director in-charge of Intelligence, Monitoring and Investigation to tamper with my asset declaration varieties.
“I’ve it on good authority that Akpabio, having failed the election with no hope for him on the tribunal, has gone so far as bribing that CCB Director from Kebbi State to look the file I submitted once I was the Deputy Governor between 1999 and 2005 and the one I submitted earlier than the election in 2015.
“He has gone to the CCB to compel them to launch investigation towards me since he couldn’t as ordinary bribe his manner by means of the election petition tribunal.
“So, I’m informing the safety companies early sufficient to carry Akpabio and that CCB Director from Kebbi State accountable ought to they hack into the CCB vault to take away the paperwork to be able to manipulate the contents towards what I submitted.
“I am the one that submitted the documents and I have the photocopies of my asset declaration forms, so I want the security agencies to take note of this and investigate this allegation to establish the truth.”
He additionally informed safety operatives and the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to probe into Akpabio’s document between 2002, when he grew to become a commissioner and 2015 when he left the state’s political area as governor “to ascertain whether the assets he acquired match his legitimate earnings.”
Nevertheless, in his response, Akpabio’s Media Aide, Anietie Ekong described such allegations by Ekpenyong as baseless, reckless, spurious and unbecoming of a person of his standing.
His phrases, “For a person who’s parading a stolen mandate as Senator-elect and whose declaration by INEC is being challenged on the tribunal, we discover it curious that he’s making wild allegations towards the Code of Conduct Bureau.
“Few weeks again he had equally made flimsy accusations denigrating the judiciary that members of the Nationwide Meeting elections petition tribunal have been bribed. He has now admitted that he lied.
“Nevertheless, we now have it on good authority that Engr Ekpenyong could have realized that he had lied on oath in his filings and has made a number of fruitless makes an attempt to retrieve and physician the varieties therefore this wolf crying.
“We need to state categorically that Senator Godswill Akpabio has nothing by any means to do with the Code of Conduct types of Engr Ekpenyong. It’s apparent he’s working when no man is pursuing him.
“However, we want to put the security agencies and the Code of Conduct Bureau on notice because of this whistleblowing by Engr Ekpenyong. It shows clearly that he has messed up and is now looking for scapegoats to cover his tracks.”