The National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem has debunked a media report alleging that he is secretly working for APC chieftain, Senator Godswill Akpabio, describing the allegation as unreasonable and childish.
The PDP National Legal Adviser has also described as laughable, the insinuation that ‘he was on a mission of destabilizing the south west zone of the party and creating an enabling environment for the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, to continue holding the south west ahead of 2023 general election”
A group, South-West PDP Concerned Youths Forum in a statement signed by one ‘Hon. Ibrahim Adedamola had accused Enoidem of allegedly plotting to destabilize the PDP in the South-West zone, as published in an online news blog, ‘Ibomfocus.com’.
But the PDP National Legal Adviser in a release from his media unit said, nothing could be farther from the truth than such ‘shameless piece’.
“For anyone to foment this rubbish, that the National Legal Adviser will, rather than supporting Akpabio to win Akwa Ibom which is firmly in the grip of our dear party but to help him to win in the south west, is very childish and puerile and exposes the authors as children”.
Describing the report as a figment of imagination of the writers and their sponsors, Enoidem urged members of the public to discountenance the said publication which he said is not worth dignifying.
“The report apart from being false, baseless, unfounded, infantile, inane and misplaced, perhaps exists only in the figment of the writer (s) imagination and their sponsor (s) which does not warrant to be dignified with a response but not for the purpose of setting the records straight and in order for the public not to be deceived, misled or confused by these merchants of lies, propaganda and mischief”.
“While these lies are not totally unexpected considering the political environment we find ourselves, to infer that Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem is working for Senator Godswill Akpabio to destabilise the PDP in the South West is one propaganda too infantile, idiotic, weak, petty and ridiculous to be taken seriously by any right thinking member of the party or public”.
The party’s National Legal Adviser said his loyalty to the PDP remains unshakeable and he would never engage in anti-party activities.
“The PDP National Legal Adviser is a faithful, loyal and committed member of the PDP since the formation of the party in 1998 and remains committed to the founding principles and ideals of the party.
“He is not the type that engages in anti-party activities or wonders about from one party to another like the authors of this garbage and their sponsors.
“He has character, integrity, honour and is a highly principled professional. These are virtues none of the sponsors of these blackmail against him can possess”.
“The general public is therefore hereby enjoined to disregard the said story as not only fake but an extreme falsehood in its entirety.
“The public should be rest assured that no amount of sponsored blackmail, character assassination or intimidation will deter Barr Emmanuel Enoidem from living up to the duties and responsibilities of his office as the Chief Law Officer of the party.
“… and shall in all circumstances, do all in his powers to continually offer sound, unbiased, professional, and patriotic legal advice to the party in keeping with his oath of office as the National Legal Adviser of the party and his principle as a defender of the truth, justice and fairness as a committed member of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC”.