… as stakeholders rejects Akon Michael
Following the recent announcement of Mrs. Akon Michael as the new Caretaker Committee Chairman in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, by Governor Umo Eno, stakeholders, sons and daughters of the Area have vehemently rejected Mrs. Akon over what they described as under performance in the last three years of her stewardship in the local Government.
Speaking with dozziernews, a top ranking member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the area who pleaded anonymity for obvious reasons said information spreading across the Local Government Area is that, the Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Linus Nkan has been UNFAIRLY MANEUVERING THE POLITICAL AFFAIRS of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area AND HAS WITH VERY FEW CRONIES IMPOSED Mrs Michael as the caretaker committee chairman, a decision he said is against the collective will of the STAKEHOLDERS AND INDEED THE people, adding that such move is evil and barbaric.
Speaking further, he said “When the name of the immediate past Executive Chairman of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area was announced as the new Caretaker Chairman for Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, it immediately created a sharp disagreement between Stakeholders, Elders and Youths of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.
On the day of swearing in of the incumbent Caretaker Chairman of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, Mrs. Akon Michael, the Youths of Ibesikpo Asutan and majority of the Elders and Stakeholders were very displeased and upset that she was appointed back to the Office of Chairman in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area. This led to hundreds of youths blocking the residence of the new Caretaker Chairman, frustrating and turning away guests that came to felicitate with her.
The youths from all the wards vowed that it will be over their dead bodies that the incumbent Caretaker Chairman will sit over their local government again as this is a war between the People and The Caretaker Chairman and her few Sponsors”.
“SINCE THE 11th December, 2023, TILL DATE AND ONGOING, there has been a permanent stationing of two Police vans at the entrance of the Local Government Council as THE youths have vowed that they will bring down the Council if the incumbent Caretaker Chairman remains in office.” He further explained.
“It is the strong belief of Concerned Citizens of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area that if the State government does not urgently intervene by calling both factions to order, innocent lives may be lost and no political office should be allowed to consume the blood of any Ibesikpo Asutan citizen.”
He recalled that Mrs Michael aspiration for the Caretaker Chairmanship of the area recently was widely opposed and she was never preferred, because of her woeful failure in her immediate past assignment as Executive Chairman and the opposition is clearly evident in the sharp negative riotous reaction to her reappointment noting that the situation could be worse in the days to come. He queried why Linus Nkan would want to create such level of insecurity in Ibesikpo ASUTAN by imposing her in total disregard for decency, respect for and apparent desire for a fresh hand for the Chairmanship job, by the people.
It is also on record that On Saturday, 9th December, 2023, several youths including the siblings of one of the aspirant to the Caretaker Chairmanship Seat struck again, creating a serious melee at the venue of Ibesikpo Asutan Day at the Christmas Park. Some of the rampaging youths were however arrested by the Police.