Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Relief materials diversion scandal: Ayade feels threatened by my joining the APC - Ita-Giwa

The grouse between the former senator Florence Ita-Giwa and the governor of cross river state have taken a new turn has the erstwhile senator made it know in an interview in Lagos that her life is in danger just because she exposed the diversion of the relief materials meant for IDPs in Dayspring Island by one Effiong Udeme and which she got back from him and took to the police station.

According to Mama Bakassi rather than get praises for her action, she got knocks as they turned the table around and accused her of diverting the relief materials. Not only that, some disgruntled people of Bakassi she alleged are now calling for her not to represent Bakassi again and this has made her make up her mind to relocate all her investments in Cross Rivers state to Lagos state.

She also said she has no problem abandoning Bakassi which is her father’s town for Calabar South where her mother came from and under which constituency she contested and represented them earlier in the House of Representative.
She spoke further that she can also transfer her love and passion to Ilaro in Ogun state where her step father is from as she has a cordial relationship with them over there too.

On why Governor Ayade is picking on her, Ita-Giwa said: “From my observations, it appears to me that Gov Ayade feels threatened by my joining the APC for whatever reason. I don’t recall any other former PDP stalwart in the state who decamped to the APC being as persecuted as I am. Could it be that Gov Ayade is picking on me because of my gender or my enormous electoral appeal? I choose to believe the latter as I would like to believe that Ayade is not a misogynist, and he ought to know that I have never played gender politics.” 

Ukorebi Esien