Saturday, 17 March 2018

You act like a child, C'riverians berates speaker Lebo for Twitter comment

Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, Speaker CRSHA

| 17 March 2018 | Ukorebi Esien

Cross Riverians in their numbers has reacted with dismay to the twitter comment of speaker John Gaul Lebo, speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly. 

Many of these reactions which were expressed on Facebook and Twitter showed a high level of disappointment by the citizens as regards the speaker's comment to Nyali Peter, publisher of FearlessReports.

Mr. Nyali had within the week accused the speaker of not been popular among his immediate constituency as his Facebook post of projects executed by him did not attract engagements.  Nyali went ahead to compare a post by the Hon. Onoifiok Luke, speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly which attracted more than three thousand engagement and that of Hon. John Gaul which according to him had just one like. 

In his words;

'While Cross River State Speaker, John Gaul Lebo got one like, zero comments and no share on his official Facebook wall on his birthday, in 7 hours, Akwa Ibom state Speaker, Onofiok Luke got 2.6k likes, 1.3k comments and 150 shares on his less than 30 words birthday post on Facebook.
Remember, Cross River Speaker was even busy celebrating 40 leaves exercise books he donated to few school pupils yet he couldn't get any attention.'

In his reply to Mr. Peter’s post, the speaker is said to have told Mr. Peter to concentrate his journalism efforts in his state constituency as his PVC will not be needed in the speaker’s constituency.
A screenshot of the speaker’s comment reads below

‘Do you've your PVC? If yes, then I guess you'll be in obudu to cast your vote. Allow the people of Abi/Yakurr decide on their representative, your vote won't matter in that constituency’

This speaker’s comment caused a stir on social media with Cross Riverians reacting to the comment when Mr. Peter posted thus:

 That was a childlike reaction I think, JGL is the speaker of CRS not Abi LG  
Comparing John Gaul lebo to Onofiok Luke is like comparing the captain of Eyimba FC to the Captain of Real Madrid FC the difference is very clear 
 Childish indeed! He should have said something more engaging or at best keep quiet. 

Emmanuel Bassey He acted like a child there, it’s a shame for a man of such standard