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General News of Friday, 3 February 2023


2023 Elections: More trouble for APC as Tinubu risks fresh legal battle over death threat on PDP gov’s life

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been issued a seven days ultimatum to withdraw his threat against Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom.

As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, Tinubu was said to have made a controversial comment during his rally in the South south state recently.

It was gathered that Governor Udom on Monday, January 30 responded with a subtle jibe at the APC flagbearer stating that he ought to focus on his manifesto rather than aiming a dig at his counterpart in the PDP.

Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom Integrity Alliance (AIIA) on Wednesday, February 1, via a statement, issued an ultimatum to the APC presidential candidate to withdraw his statement and apologise or risk facing litigations.

Stephen Abia, chairman of AIIA in a statement said: “We are hereby constrained to state as follows: We consider as worrisome, the threat to the life of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State in the shabby outburst by Mr Tinubu.

“That we take serious exception to such unwarranted, unfortunate, and uncontrollable height of vituperation by Mr Tinubu on our state and people as the governor, Mr. Emmanuel without mincing words, is the face of Akwa Ibom State.

“Subsequently, we are giving Bola Tinubu and all his co-conspirators seven days to retract the threats and apologise to the government and people of Akwa Ibom State or risk immediate legal actions."