Sunday, 16 September 2018

Austine Ibok debunks rumor, says, 'I am still firmly in the race'

| 14 September, 2018 | Ukorebi Esien

Mr. Austine Ibok, a frontline contender for the federal seat of Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South Constituency at the House of Representatives has debunked the rumor going around that he has withdrawn from the race.

The young energetic and handsome grassroot politician made this known in a statement signed by his media team and made available to TDN.

Mr. Ibok revealed that he knows the rumor is the handiwork of his rivals because he is the candidate to beat in the forthcoming elections. He, therefore, advised his teeming fans and supporters to refute such baseless rumors and rather spread the gospel of his ambition which he said it’s borne out of the need to effectively represent his people who have for the past 16 years have been neglected. 

The statement reads in full: 

 "It has come to our notice that some faceless and dubious persons are spreading falsehood in regards to the aspiration of our Principal who is also a strong contender for the Federal seat to represent the good people of Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar-South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives in the person of Mr. Austine Ibok.

 These unscrupulous elements who investigations reveal are supporters of Mr. Ibok's opponent from Bakassi Local Government Area have gone to town with the falsehood that Mr. Ibok has declined from the race.

This is, therefore, to inform our teeming crowd of supporters and fans across the Federal Constituency that Mr. Austine Ibok is still the aspirant to beat as he is strongly rooted in the race until otherwise.

For the avoidance of doubt, please be informed that Mr. Ibok's aspiration to represent his people is borne out of the marginalization faced by the good people of Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas for over 16 years and due to the fact that he is Vocal, has character and full of content to deliver to his people as well as his acumen for human entrepreneurial and craftsmanship development in the constituency.

He genuinely desires to bring the real dividends of democracy to his people and as such, he is sternly committed to this course, therefore, nothing will deter him from forging ahead until he sees his desires come to fruition.

Mr. Ibok, therefore, seeks to use this opportunity to reaffirm his commitment to the new ABC Project as he is passionate about the redemption and rebuilding of true democracy in the constituency.

We, therefore, encourage our teeming and committed supporters not to give in to such baseless, 
misleading and malicious rumor designed to cause rancor and political instability. Let us all keep faith with our vision and mission as we keep spreading our message for certainly, victory is sure.

Media team"