Saturday, 3 October 2020

Disclaimer: Calabar Potholes, We can no longer wait for Ayade, Qua youths begin palliative work on spoilt roads

Mr. Eta Imona, President General of Qua Clans Youth Assembly has disassociated himself from a publication made under the above headline as published by TDN

This was made known via a public disclaimer signed by Prince Imona and made available to TDN, in his disclaimer the Youth leader said he remains committed the Ayade's led government and a part and parcel of the government, they are fully aware that governor Ben Ayade has interest in developing of communities and human empowerment. 

He further stated that the palliative works on Big Qua community embarked upon by the youths was in support of the governor Ben Ayade's administration and in celebration of the nation's 60th Anniversary. 

His statement reads: 

I want to bring to the notice of the public, that I Mr Eta Imona, President General Qua Clans Youth Assembly, President Big Qua Clan Assembly, disassociates self from one Mr Essien Ukorebi of Daily news, with the caption "Calabar Portholes...we can not wait for Ayade, Qua youth begins palliative works". 

We the Qua youth Assembly never appointed any one to be our spoke person or  paid any one to publish any thing concerning our activities. 

The Assembly decided to embark on a project of rehabilitation of Big Qua Town road as part of our cooperate  social responsibility and in support of  Governor Ayade's led administration and celebrating Nigeria at 60. 

The said news as written by Essien Ukerebi does not represent the vision and narratives of the Youth Assembly, as we are law abiding, respectful / patriotic  Qua Youths and in support the giant industrialisation strides of our digital Governor. 

We are part of the Government and know that the Governor has interest in developing of communities and human empowerment. 

I there disclaim the published story. 

We wish to congratulate the Governor Senator Prof. Sir Ben Ayade and the great people of Cross River State on the celebration of Nigeria at 60. 

"We should not only think of what the government can offer us, we should also think of what we can offer as citizens of our great country Nigeria and our beloved state".

long Live Qua Clans Youth Assembly.
Long Live Cross River State

Prince Eta E. E. Imona

Recall that TDN had published Friday 2nd October made a feature story on the state of roads in the state, narrating how the present administration has totally neglected roads in the state leaving it to deteriorate to its lowest worst in the last 20 years. This media house thereafter narrated how individuals and corporate bodies have now taken it upon themselves to provide palliative measures on their community roads, using the exemplary CSR as embarked by The Qua Clan Youth Assembly as a case study. 

To authentic its claim that individuals and citizens have now taken responsibility of fixing their roads and infrastructures since government have abandoned these roads, TDN reporter, Ukorebi Esien was assigned to verify the nature of the work done by BCYA and ensure it wasn't sponsored by government or any of its agents. This was done and Mr. Eta Imona, President General of Big Qua Clan Youths Assembly, BCYA, categorically confirmed to our reporter that the project was self sponsored by good spirited individuals from the community with no government support. 

Furthermore, Prince Imona informed that the project was initiated as part of their CSR to celebrate the nation's 60th Independence and all these were articulately captured in our report as Imona was appropriately quoted. 

Our reporter has also confirmed that Prince Imona who was appreciative of the fact that he called to capture their selfless gesture in their community and to humanity in our news platform did not at any point sought not to be quoted on some of the discussions he had with him, neither did Mr. Imona seek for an exclusive promotional news story. 

It is based on the aforementioned 
That the Editorial board of TDN wishes to inform the public that it is true that the Big Qua Clan Youth Assembly did not at any point in time appoint TDN as it's mouth piece but it accepted our reporter's offer to bring their activities to the fore via verbal consent (as we have audio recordings to this effect). For the avoidance of doubt TDN didn't say it was speaking on the behalf of BCYA neither did our reporter in anywhere misrepresent his conversation with Mr. Imona in his publication and he did not in his publication credited the obvious truth about the terrible state of the road networks in Cross River State to Mr. Imona or BCYA. 

Note: Fear is only a weapon used by bad leaders to shut the society. Evil will continue to have its way if good men remain docile or are afraid of the truth. 

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