The Governor alleged that the attacks on him in the media are politically motivated.
Governor Godswill Akpabio has defended his controversial donations to individuals and organisations, saying that they fall within the ambit of law as captured by the yearly state budget passed by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Mr. Akpabio, who was fielding questions on Friday from the Government House correspondents at Governor’s Lodge, Uyo, condemned what he termed ”bad press” by a section of the media, saying,
“I have noticed a lot of attacks in the media particularly the social media and some of the newspapers have started writing editorials on the Governor of Akwa Ibom and trying to create impression that because he made a donation of a Jeep to one of his daughters- Mrs. Anne Macauley-2face [sic] that got married recently, that means he is a spendthrift. Of course, that kind of allegation is far from the truth.”
He explained, “Anything connected with the Governor’s donation is captured within the law of the State. The budget is the law and there have been provisions that allow for grants for donations and for hospitality as enshrined within the budget. If I make donation out of that subhead, it’s covered within the law. It means, I am acting within the ambit of the law. I have not gone outside the law.”
JD:This explanation has lost me completely and further strengthens my position that His Excellency needs help!He just doesnt get it.PITY!