A research and advocacy group, The Mandate Eyes has described Senator Ita Enang as a crisis contractor and fifth columnist who benefits tremendously from rifts and rancorous situations – using same for political gains.
The group has therefore advised him to stop fanning the embers of disunity in the state and apply caution in his public communications.
In a statement by Dr Uwemedimoh Umanah, its Director of Public Communications,
the group citing several reason, believes that “Ita’s underlying motive is to create ethnic divisions, inter- group acrimony and bad blood between different groups and personalities in the state using propaganda as a tool, with the sole aim of benefiting from it.
This underscores what Gil Courtemanche meant when he said that “propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think”.
The Mandate Eyes said it was the “height of misinformation and misrepresentation of facts and reality for Ita Enang to claim the glory for the approved federal university, when in actuality, he knows nothing about the ideas and efforts which crystallized in the approval.”
“Rather, the person who deserves commendation for the approval of a university for the state is Governor Udom Emmanuel.
The reason isn’t far fetched: he has provided the requisite atmosphere and development catalysts for investments and projects of this magnitude.
“Secondly, the ongoing revolution in the education sector by the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has led to a total upgrade and provision of education infrastructure which have made the state a safe haven for investments and projects.
“Therefore, for Ita Enang to prevaricate that he played any role in the siting of the Federal University is not only misleading, but a distortion of available facts.
“The so -called Calabar-Itu road which Ita and his co -travelers claimed for the past five years to have been awarded for construction, hasn’t seen the light of the day.
Instead what the people of the state have received from Ita Enang and his APC led federal government are misery, hardship and truckloads of excuses.
“Fourthly, masquerading Governor Udom Emmanuel’s name to accentuate his selfish gubernatorial ambition is unstatesmanlike and underscores Dissociative Identity Disorder.
What is illogical, incorrect and immoral if the Governor, in his wisdom, recommends that the Federal University be sited in Eket Federal Constituency, taking into consideration the fact that it suffers the devastating effects of oil exploration and exploitation, without commensurate compensation?
“This, again, typifies malevolence which is an intrinsic feature of dissociative personalities. Ita Enang needs mental reexamination in this regard.
” Fifth, there’s a thought that a person must act to his deepest conviction for people to believe him. In any case, Ita Enang’s claims is wishful and utopia.
Ita Enang should campaign on the basis of his reputation, which of course, has been pummeled beyond redemption owing to his instable nature and dissociative identity.
This character crisis is the reason for his double standards and mendacity on issues.”
The statement said further that, “this is not the first time Senator Enang is laying claim to what he knows little or nothing about.
In 2014 when the federal Government approved a Federal Polytechnic for Akwa Ibom and chose Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency as the site.
The current state polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, was the suggested site, but the then Governor of the state, Chief Godswill Akpabio caused the project to be sited in Ukana, Essien Udim in Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency.
What informed his decision was to avoid losing the state polytechnic like what happened to the defunct University of Cross River State, which was lost due to hand over of facilities for University of Uyo.
“Characteristic of Ita Enang, he created a controversy at the time by accusing the former Governor Akpabio of hijacking the polytechnic which he alleged was to be sited in Ididep, Ibiono Ibom.”