Some elders of the People’s Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State, yesterday (Monday, October, 6, 2014) voiced their exception to the state governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio’s inciting comments against them.
Akpabio, during the 27th anniversary of the state, had declared that the elders had nothing to offer the youths.
Reacting to the governor’s comment, leader of the group, Don Etiebet, asked the youths not to listen to the governor’s call but to look up to the elders for inspiration, training, counselling, blessing and preparation to takeover from them in the future.
Etiebet said that the governor cook up lies against them just because they advised him against extravagant expenditure. He said, “We, the elders, have counselled him against extreme profligacy, arbitrary and non-budgetary spending, awards of contracts without due processes, lack of accountability in budget implementation, lack of information and transparencies on total receipts of revenues from all sources.”