Disclaimer: CommuniquÉ: AKS Leaders In The Diaspora React To Current Crises In Nigeria

DISCLAIMER


COMMUNIQUÉ: AKS LEADERS IN THE DIASPORA REACT TO CURRENT CRISES IN NIGERIA


My attention has been drawn to an article written on behalf of AKS LEADERS IN THE DIASPORA and forwarded to different fora by a group of AKS government loyalist.

Let it be known that at no time did I participate in any conference call where the decisions in the COMMUNIQUÉ were taken.

I received a call a couple of days ago from one of the signatories to the communiqué but missed that call because I was at work. When I later returned the call, I was advised by this person to read the information that was sent to me and give my input. Before I could get around to reading the email, I started receiving calls from some people enquiring what the communiqué (which purportedly had my name) was all about.

I was very upset to say the least, because these people never waited for my so called input before appending my name to a document for which I have serious reservations. Although I am not against the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government, I would have preferred a different method of implementation. Secondly I do not support the activities of Boko Haram which I consider despicable however, I cannot be a party to those who have chosen to rubber-stamp all the activities of the Akwa Ibom state government. These people see no evil and hear no evil, I do, and for that reason, we are diametrically opposed.

How can I support a government that chose to starve state workers of their duly earned salary at Christmas time while throwing parties for themselves in total disregard for the hard working men and women of the state?

As an Akwa Ibom leader within the Eket Community, I am still very disappointed with the role the AkwaIbomState government played during the Amakpe Refinery saga. Many Akwa Ibomites, especially those from the Eket Senatorial district were deprived of gainful employment.

The communiqué with my name appended to it, is calculated to misrepresent my stance within Akwa Ibomites and the Eket community in particular. With all due respect to some of the signatories of the said communiqué, who may have good intentions, I will suggest that my name should not be used in any communiqué or document in future without my express permission.

Thank you.

Margaret Itauma.



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Disclaimer: CommuniquÉ: AKS Leaders In The Diaspora React To Current Crises In Nigeria
Margaret Itauma posted on 01-09-2012, 06:31:13 AM
DISCLAIMER

COMMUNIQUÉ: AKS LEADERS IN THE DIASPORA REACT TO CURRENT CRISES IN NIGERIA

My attention has been drawn to an article written on behalf of AKS LEADERS IN THE DIASPORA and forwarded to different fora by a group of AKS government loyalist.

Let it be known that at no time did I participate in any conference call where the decisions in the COMMUNIQUÉ were taken.

I received a call a couple of days ago from one of the signatories to the communiqué but missed that call because I was at work. When I later returned the call, I was advised by this person to read the information that was sent to me and give my input. Before I could get around to reading the email, I started receiving calls from some people enquiring what the communiqué (which purportedly had my name) was all about.

I was very upset to say the least, because these people never waited for my so called input before appending my name to a document for which I have serious reservations. Although I am not against the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government, I would have preferred a different method of implementation. Secondly I do not support the activities of Boko Haram which I consider despicable however, I cannot be a party to those who have chosen to rubber-stamp all the activities of the Akwa Ibom state government. These people see no evil and hear no evil, I do, and for that reason, we are diametrically opposed.

How can I support a government that chose to starve state workers of their duly earned salary at Christmas time while throwing parties for themselves in total disregard for the hard working men and women of the state?

As an Akwa Ibom leader within the Eket Community, I am still very disappointed with the role the AkwaIbomState government played during the Amakpe Refinery saga. Many Akwa Ibomites, especially those from the Eket Senatorial district were deprived of gainful employment.

The communiqué with my name appended to it, is calculated to misrepresent my stance within Akwa Ibomites and the Eket community in particular. With all due respect to some of the signatories of the said communiqué, who may have good intentions, I will suggest that my name should not be used in any communiqué or document in future without my express permission.

Thank you.

Margaret Itauma.

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Re: Akwa Ibom Leaders In The Diaspora React To Current Crises In Nigeria
First-lady posted on 01-09-2012, 08:51:40 AM
This is the second time in less than 24 hours somebody is protesting regarding their name being affixed as signatory to a communique they did not sanction.
This is very disgraceful to say the least
Before people post things all over the net they ought to get adequate permission from these individuals.
I expect someone to apologize to this lady and take her name off the list and also call the others on the list and get their express permission.
Nigerians and our typical way of doing stuff
The same way a man would hear of his hiring or firing from a radio station loyal to a state governor
This embarrassment has taken away from this well written press release
Re: Akwa Ibom Leaders In The Diaspora React To Current Crises In Nigeria
CIkpatt posted on 01-09-2012, 13:37:56 PM
First Lady and All:

Don't jump into conclusions. There is no embarassment. Ms. Itauma was duly informed and consulted prior to the Conference and prior to the publication of the document.

She regretted her inability to attend the Conference because she was at work but had no objection whatsoever to the content and to her being made a signatory. She spoke with the President of a major Akwa Ibom State organization and another signatory from a major Eket block, expressing desire to be made a signatory to the Communique.

Again, she is said to have verbally given authorization, expressing no objection. As a matter of fact, the release was delayed because of having to wait for her consent. That is how meticulous we followed due process from start to finish.

Problem is that some in the opposition bombarded her with calls. And, she caved in for less than a cheap and meaningless propaganda stunt. No problem! We have moved on!

Akwa Ibom leaders and majors in the Diaspora are united and solid, henceforth. Nothing will stop us from doing what we must do for our people. We stand 100% behind the content of the Communique and its impact on the current crises in Nigeria.
Re: Akwa Ibom Leaders In The Diaspora React To Current Crises In Nigeria
First-lady posted on 01-09-2012, 13:44:08 PM
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First Lady and All:

Don't jump into conclusions. There is no embarassment. Ms. Itauma was duly informed and consulted prior to the Conference and prior to the publication of the document.

She regretted her inability to attend the Conference because she was at work but had no objection whatsoever to the content and to her being made a signatory. She spoke with the President of a major Akwa Ibom State organization and another signatory from a major Eket block, expressing desire to be made a signatory to the Communique.

Again, she is said to have verbally given authorization, expressing no objection. As a matter of fact, the release was delayed because of having to wait for her consent. That is how meticulous we followed due process from start to finish.

Problem is that some in the opposition bombarded her with calls. And, she caved in for less than a cheap and meaningless propaganda stunt. No problem! We have moved on!

Akwa Ibom leaders and majors in the Diaspora are united and solid, henceforth. Nothing will stop us from doing what we must do for our people. We stand 100% behind the content of the Communique and its impact on the current crises in Nigeria.


I'm sorry if I jumped to conclusions (according to you)
The bottom line is that the lady is not in support by her post here
It would be proper to take off her name wouldn't you think so
Re: Disclaimer: CommuniquÉ: AKS Leaders In The Diaspora React To Current Crises In Nigeria
Juliansbee posted on 01-11-2012, 01:44:57 AM
From Prof. Des Wilson:

My sister, if you had told me earlier that Clement Ikpatt was the coordinator of this fraud I would have told you not to worry. The man has no credibility here nor out there. Perhaps he is trying to prepare the way for his return to the country given the fact that he is a fugitive offender of the worst type. It's so easy to tell lies on the Net. How can a true Nigerian citizen who knows what is happeneing at home issue such a communique? It is a self-serving statement. Let him come to Nigeria and issue that statement and take the wrath of the people. This paramount ruler of Fraud is nothing other than an empty vessel that is hiding away in another land where equity and justice have been enthroned. When you read such trash know that it is a way of getting more money from those who fund them. They are so ignorant about what is going on here that they are ready to say anything for money. Why didn't Clement name the person who said s/he got your consent?
They are all chop-chop politicians with no roots.
Ignore them!

Prof Des.
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