Rolled down tinted glasses and waving of hands with heads protruding from the top of vehicles characterize the shenanigan of political actors during election campaigns, this however, transforms into blaring sirens and rolled up tinted glasses with countless number of security details harassing the very electorates who were instrumental to their victory while others go totally incommunicado as they lay down stringent and unreasonable conditions before access are granted them.
Honourable KufreAbasi Edidem is doubtless the perfect fit of the above expressions as information made available to SecretReporters showed that the lawmaker who represents Itu state constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in violation of his oath of allegiance which puts him under obligation to do good to all manner of people irrespective of advantage or disadvantage demands the presentation of a Permanent Voters Card (PVC) by all individuals before they are granted audience with him.
Sources reveal that the lawmaker turned lawbreaker known to be a tribal fanatic do not only attend to individuals having the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) but also practices a high level of discrimination as it is alleged that he does not also grant audience to Akwa Ibomites who are not from Itu local government.
More findings revealed that KufreAbasi who has only succeeded in creating strong division between indigenes of the state, in what could be termed as an evidence of having little or no regard for the younger generation does not also grant audience to students and children as he claims they are not up to the age of suffrage nor own a Permanent Voters Card (PVC) hence do not merit his time and attention.
A source who classified the actions of the lawmaker as a subtle form of xenophobia stated that “This is an irrational, irresponsible and uncivil decision that does not deserve the support of any right-thinking person. If access to the government were to be dependent based on who has PVC, I wonder where we would have been! The lawmaker has goofed”
It is believed in many quarters that the lawmaker may be deliberately seeking out those from Itu local government area who has Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in a bid to grant them favors as a form of vote-buying ahead of his 2023 electoral ambition in the state.