Godswill Akpabio Gives N155M To Youth Leaders From 31 LGA in Akwa Ibom

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 06:52 PM, 1/03/2015 (4 years ago)

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Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on Saturday met with some youth leaders from the 31 local government areas of the state and allegedly doled out the sum of N155 million to them.

The meeting, which held at the Hilltop Mansion Government House, Uyo, was aimed at securing the youth’s loyalty for the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, in the forthcoming general elections.

One of the youth leaders, who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH on the condition of anonymity at the Government House, said that N155m earmarked for the occasion, was for the ‘empowerment’ of the youths.

He stated that each of the youth leaders from the 31 local government areas went home with N5m each.

One of the beneficiaries, who also sought anonymity, disclosed that the purpose of the meeting was how to convince the local government youth leaders to support the PDP in the forthcoming polls.

“The meeting was about us supporting the government in this election. There is nothing more. I don’t see anything wrong if the governor decides to empower us. He has really tried. The event was not secret; it was transmitted live from Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation”, he said.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that some of the youth, who did not receive invitation to the event but managed to find their way into the Banquet Hall where the money was shared, got N50, 000 each.

One of the youths, Mr. Uko Effing, said apart from the leaders who were invited, provisions were also made for other youths that gate crashed into the venue of the event.

As of the time of publishing this report, there has been no official response from the state government.

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dafemoclassi at 07:27 PM, 1/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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freethinker at 07:33 PM, 1/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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oyiboigbo1 at 09:00 PM, 1/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Mr Dafemoclassi i think you don't have ambition by saying a world like that, why many in Nigerians don't like something good, when you do bad they will complain, admin something good so that you will upten farvour from almighty God, this Governor has bless the youth, if all the Governor will do as Governor Godswill Akpabio i think Nigeria will be okay, this is a manna from heaven, poverty have gone out from the youths, keep it up, you try Governor Godswill Akpabio
dickman2 at 11:11 PM, 1/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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he try ..
but from where this money from come out..
we need to ask oooh.
SweetDaddy1 at 12:29 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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It's better to give millions of Naira from security vote to Nigerians than hide it in a foreign bank.
beneno at 02:39 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
dleg at 06:30 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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l said it that this is a strategies from GEJ adviser to gain loyalty from the masses and everyone is using the opportunity to get from the National cake. NO BRAIN IN THEM AT ALL.
factfinding at 08:01 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Why giving the money now that election is at hand? why didn't he give that money to those youth since, hiding agenda i suppose ? so that he will loot more than billions in his next tenure, stupid set of evil men who called them self leaders nonsense.
Larry28 at 08:41 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nicksam at 09:29 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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echeeche at 10:33 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Ritabrenice at 11:28 AM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Oways at 01:15 PM, 2/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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God i beg oooo


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