Friday, 5 January 2018

UDO EKPENYONG SACKED .....I will fight back-- sacked commissioner

......THE INK and ALGON responsible for my unceremonious exit, says Udo Ekpenyong

The Akwa Ibom state commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Udo Ekpenyong has been sacked.

A release signed by the commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Charles Udoh did not state reasons behind the sack of the commissioner.

But THE INK however gathered that reasons behind Ekpenyong's fall may not be unconnected with his shortchanging of Transition committees and his pilfering of the finances of Local Government Areas in the state.

A highly placed source from the ministry of Information told THE INK reporter shortly after the announcement of the sack of Udo Ekpenyong that the Ukanafun born man had also appointed secretaries of councils unilaterally without due consultation with the Governor and relevant stakeholders of different local Government Areas.

Our reporter also gathered that the commissioner may have been linked to the ongoing crises in his Ukanafun Local Government Area.

Speaking on his sack, Udo Ekpenyong his aides said has attributed his exit to a publication made by THE INK against him as having given council Chairmen a million naira each as takeoff grant. He also attributed it to the state wing of ALGON and promised to fight back.

A week ago, this medium, THE INK had reported the anger of council Chairmen who protested the one million naira given to them as takeoff grants by the sacked commissioner.

On whether the commissioner will be made to face EFCC or not remains to be seen

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