Following the unexpected sack of the state commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Charles Udoinyang, by Governor Udom Emmanuel, the people of Ikot Abasi have described the governor as an ingrate and a callous leader.
Speaking under the auspices of concerned citizens of Ikot Abasi, the president, Cyprian Ikwot said the governor's action was an eloquent testimony of ungratefulness and ingratitude to them, barely two months after they voted him massively against their brother, Obong Nsima Ekere.
“I don't know what was wrong but the governor should have sacked him barely two weeks before the expiration of his first term. The governor does not seem to have advisers and if he has, they should advise him to take other measures instead of pronouncing a sack. The development has stained his political records and he should know that Ikot Abasi people are not happy with him.”
Ikwot, who doubles as the president, Conscience Group International, a human rights advocacy group, noted that “even though political stakeholders from the area may not want to react openly for fear of not hurting their political interests, Ikot Abasi people are not happy with Governor Udom Emmanuel”.