Outrage as EFCC reportedly freezes Akwa Ibom State govt accounts


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reportedly frozen the accounts of the Akwa Ibom State Government.

The development came barely 24 hours after the agency froze that of Benue State.

It was gathered that the anti-graft agency gave the order on Wednesday without giving any reason for its action.

Reacting to the development, Comrade David Akpan, National Secretary, PDP National Defenders, said the action was a deliberate ploy to unconstitutionally starve Akwa Ibom state of resources.

Akpan said, “Our attention has been drawn to an illegal freeze of the account of the government of Akwa Ibom state by agent of the federal government.

“We greet this development as a brazen affront on the people and government of Akwa Ibom state and a slap to Nigeria’s democracy.

“We interpret this action as a deliberate ploy to unconstitutionally starve Akwa Ibom state of resources to aid ongoing development across the state. We interpret this as a ploy to sabotage the efforts of Governor Udom Emmanuel and his government in order to demoralise him and the administration.

“We, therefore, call on Nigerians to join hands in solidarity with the people of Akwa Ibom state to condemn this illegality and demand for immediate lifting of the frozen order.

“Furthermore, we appeal to the National Assembly and the international community to step in and save Nigeria’s democracy from being overrun by dictators in suits and agbada.”


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