FORMER Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor Valerie Ebe has decried the use of propaganda and deception by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the local government elections scheduled for December.
Ebe said she does not subscribe to the imposition of candidates for the election, adding that her name should not be used by the leaders of the party to curry the favour of Governor Udom Emmanuel, by linking her with a sponsored message congratulating the leadership of the party.
In a statement in Abuja, Ebe said those using her name without her permission ought to know that they cannot sustain cheap propaganda for selfish reasons at other people’s expense.
The former deputy governor said some party leaders were using the name of the governor as a cover to pursue their selfish interests, adding that she never attended any meeting and she was not a signatory to any document congratulating the party.
Her words: “I had not attended any Mkpat Enin Elders Forum meeting subsequent to the fraudulently organised primary that led to the emergence of Mr. Ekanem Brown as the candidate of the party in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. As such, I’m not aware and never took part in any such meeting where the purported ‘Goodwill Message’ was written and co-signed by me amongst the 20 signatories, as being portrayed by the said news report.
“I will never tolerate such falsehood, because it is capable of tarnishing my name and reputation. The charlatans…