According to Liberate Cross-River, a social group based on the net, an investigations have revealed that All Progressives Congress, APC chieftain, Venatius Ikem was behind the shameful display by some miscreants who carried coffins to the airport to welcome Governor Ben Ayade on his arrival to the state .
At the event to welcome the governor at the calabar airport, there was an open mass conducted by Reverend Father Patrick Ene-Eyo. It was a prayer session, which Ikem and likes have been unsuccessfully to tarnish.
The investigation uncovered that their intention was to embarrass the government with the goal to score cheap political point.
According to reliable sources, the whole episode had the hand print of Ikem, a former Peoples Democratic Party spokesman who decamped to the APC in his desperate bid to seek elective appointment.
The sources revealed that it was not the first time Ikem had been involved in arranging miscreants to carry coffins at political events as a way of embarrassing his supposed adversaries.
Ikem who has previously been fingered in cult related activities, was said to have arranged the coffin carrying incident to give the impression that it was the governor that arranged it to pass a message to his opponent.
The APC chieftain had almost succeeded in creating the impression that the governor arranged the coffin carriers until the latest revelation which emerged that Ikem was indeed the brain behind the satanic act.
Already tongues were already wagging that the governor carried out the act to send a message to his opponent ahead of the Supreme Court judgement on the Cross River governorship election.
However, given the antecedent of Ikem who had in the past organized a similar action of carrying coffin in Obudu which he even buried.
He is noted as a notorious cultist and is well known for stabbing somebody when he was Commissioner for works in the state.
it would be recalled that this same character was shot on his leg for sleeping with somebody’s wife in obudu.
Giving further insight on coffin incident, the sources said he did that just to discredit the Ayade government for the huge support Ayade enjoys among the indigenes of the state.
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