Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East; Uyo Senatorial District, Senator Bassey Akpan, has tasked security agencies in Akwa Ibom, to unravel the gruesome murder of one of his strongest allies and supporters, Chief Bassey Emah.
Describing the murder as “one killing too many,” Senator Akpan said in a statement that the death of Chief Bassey popularly known as “Emma B” must not be glossed over nor swept under the carpet.
“Without leaning on any conspiracy theory, I hereby charge the security agencies to, as a matter of urgency; do all within their powers to unravel the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of Emma B. The perpetrators of this heinous crime, no matter their status in the society, must be brought to account and soon too,” he declared.
While acknowledging the unquantifiable contributions of the late Chief Emah to his gubernatorial ambition in Nsit Ubium where he hailed from, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources Upstream and Frontline gubernatorial aspirant in Akwa Ibom State regretted that his murder will deprive his young family of a sustainable means of livelihood.
He expressed dismay that Chief Emah was the third of his supporters who had been fatally attacked in recent times.
According to the Senator, his two other supporters so far attacked are Mr Augustine Ekanem from Ibiono Ibom alias ‘Talk and laugh’, Leader of the Group, OBA IS THE BEST, who was brutally assassinated in a filling station in Uyo; and Mr Idongesit Ezekiel Idiok popularly known as “Soundcraft” from Essien Udim who luckily escaped death but sustained injuries from gunshots.
He however urged his supporters to remain calm and allow the security agencies to do their work. He also urged them to remain resolute and not be intimidated by any circumstance as power belongs to God and He gives it to whoever he pleases.
While praying to the good Lord to grant the family of Chief Emah, his friends and allies as well as the campaign organization the fortitude to bear this great loss, he promised to stand by his family through this moment of grief and after.