-By Ini Ekpo
The gentleman whose image appears here is a known fraudster. His name is Michael Ukanga Asuquo Mathew Udofia Ekpo Etukudo. He has no known profession or job. He once ran a blog called naijaleaks.com which he used in cooking all sorts of lies against government officials. I am sure like every other part of his life, he has abandoned that blog by now. The guy is just useless. Ukanga Ekpo survives on blackmail and false alarm and offers himself for hiring to anyone who has someone to blackmail.
Ekpo has been quite jobless and hungry for some months now because the blackmail industry had run out of clients. We all know that Ukanga Ekpo shamelessly went back to Chief Godswill Akpabio recently to beg for forgiveness else he would die of hunger. This is the same Godswill Akpabio Mike spent all his energy and resources to blackmail. There is no name on the face of the earth that Ukanga Ekpo did not use on Godswill Akpabio. But Akpabio who is a forgiving guy gave him 1 million naira to revive his life. That is why you see Mike praising and defending Akpabio with all his energy and strength. I hope he will continue in this right path for a long time , money or no money.
This is the same Mike Ekpo who said Sir Emem Akpabio was an occult leader. He called Sir Emem Mkpenek. He said all political appointees back then swore to blood oaths, supervised by Sir Emem. Who does not know Mike Ekpo? This guy was rusticated from Polytechnic Calabar. He left Ekpoabasi without a single certificate and has never gone to any other school since that time. The guy is a bloody dropout. He is a cultist that was rusticated from polycal. He is a fraudster who has put families in penury. He is an incredulous infidel whose penchant for putting girls the family way and thereafter abandoning them to languish in excruciating pains.
Mike Ekpo impregnated two sisters from Utu Abak, Emem Ukpe and Unwana Ukpe. Both delivered twins. The guy out of frustration ran to Ghana and while in Ghana did nothing other than defrauding innocent people on the internet and blackmailing government officials. Mike’s main job was advanced fee fraud aka 419 while in Ghana. Mike owed the tiny dingy motel he stayed bills of over 3 years and ran away when the management reported to the police.
Michael Mathew is a very unstable character. Mike is always on the run, even at the age of over 50 years. He is a refugee, whose stock in trade includes cooking up falsehood and slanting against his perceived enemies in government. When he came back to Nigeria, he patched up in Lagos and worked partly as a club bouncer and traded in retail cocaine, indian hemp, codeine and other narcotics.
Michael Mathew as he loves to call himself has swindled several people of their valuables and through false pretense rendered so many unsuspecting people in Akwa Ibom penniless. A case at hand was the use of his GSM office along Ikot Ekpene road to defraud people before.
So, it is important to know the kind of guy called Michael Mathew. He lives on hand outs depending on who pays at a particular time. It is very easy to know who is giving Mike food at a particular time. He started by praising Nsima Ekere and blackmailing all his enemies. He moved to Obong Bassey Albert, who was nice to him that season. Mike did what he is best known for. When it appeared that OBA was not willing to give him more money, he moved to Obong Umana Umana, the man he spent his entire life blackmailing. He even said Umana was a free manson and was fond of using day old children to cook pepper soup. Mike can say anything to get money. When Umana failed in his governorship quest, Mike stylishly returned to the Bassey Albert camp to beg for a living. When Obong Nsima Ekere was announced NDDC MD, Mike knew food was ready and started writing in support. Another blackmail mill is open for Mike Ukanga Ekpo. Nsima Ekere is now using Mike to get back at Ephraim Inyang because Ephraim has been criticizing NDDC projects. Nsima Ekere has an interest in the Ikot Abasi- Ekparakwa-Ete road. He wants the public to believe that Ephraim Inyang is the one stopping him and NDDC from executing the job. He has gone a long way to forge documents to show that the ministry of works intends to do the road. He now uses Mike Ukanga Ekpo to do the bad job.
Mike is ready and willing. Mike says Ephraim is terrorizing commissioners, what kind of nonsense talk is that? He says Ephraim has taken over the job of commissioner for information and education, the question is how? Nsima Ekere through Mike Ekpo is just trying to cause confusion and bad blood in Akwa Ibom state for their selfish. We now know Mike’s tricks. We know his new paymaster. Mike Ekpo says Ephraim is blowing whistle on abandoned NDDC contracts knowing that most of them are PDP members and wants Akpabio’s men destroyed. That is another stupid reason Mike and his new paymasters are putting out for people to believe. That is completely nonsense. Mike said Ephraim Inyang slapped Enoidem at the Exco chambers. He also said Ephraim blocked Enoidem from a government board appointment.
This is Enoidem’s reply to that thrash. “My brother, I have never had any confrontation or quarrel with Ephraim Inyang. Never ever. So we couldn’t have fought. Ephraim Inyang was my colleague as I was his dean in the college. I resigned from exco with the full support of the governor in august to go and protect his interest at the national office of PDP. I have a personal relationship with Governor Udom Emmanuel, Ephraim can’t come in. I believed and still believe in his capacity to lead Akwa Ibom to the next level. He’s detribalized and a Christian. I have never wanted to. E appointed to any board as I wait to go to the party. I am still working with and supporting Governor Udom Emmanuel to deliver on his promises and I will do this beyond 2019. I don’t need to do it as a commissioner or board member but as one of his supporters, loyalists and a true Akwa ibom person who believe in the state. In the day of election Ephraim will be in Onna while Enoidem will be in Etim Ekpo. There is no magic that can make him be in the two places at the same time. He can’t put a team in Etim Ekpo. It is the Governor who will do that”.
Nobody should take Mike Ukanga Ekpo serious. His latest attempt to paint Ephraim Inyang in bad light is his normal way of operation. He is a hatchet man and Nsima Ekere is using him very well, taking advantage of Ukanga Ekpo’s hunger. The Akwa Ibom state government cannot award a federal road without express approval. Nsima Ekere is actually afraid that Governor Udom Emmanuel can get that approval ahead of the NDDC because everybody knows that Nsima’s tenure will expire by December, so he wants to siphon the initial contract sum and we know his tricks. Ephraim Inyang has no reason to hate Annang people. Why should he? Ephraim is married to an Annang lady from Oruk Anam. Does it mean that he hates his in-laws, capital NO! Ephraim deals with Annang people very freely without bias. Ephraim Inyang respects the Akpabio’s family and did not terminate any contract given to Sir Emem Akpabio. Sir Emem Akpabio does not own any construction company. The contract terminated by the Governor was the Uyo-Okopedi road given to an Israeli company called Renosans. Mike is trying to twist the entire thing to favour his paymasters. He should go and get a life. So, blackmailing Ephraim Inyang will not help him in anyway.
For the records, Ephraim Inyang is a very focused and determined gentleman. He will never succumb to blackmail. Those who tried it in the past have seen that it did not work. So, even Mike Ekpo and his current paymasters should see that it did not work. Ephraim Inyang is only interested in the success of the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel and will stop at nothing to make it work. Everyday, he is out in the field to ensure that Akwa Ibom people benefit from government projects. He is also a fearless man. He will say it to your face. The NDDC must stop doing poor projects in Akwa Ibom state. How can one agency abandon over 600 projects? Forget the fact that an Akwa Ibom an Akwa Ibom son is the current MD. They must also learn to complete their projects in the state. That is not too much to ask for. Ephraim Inyang is not witch hunting anybody. So, anybody who is afraid of him is just having complex problem or low self esteem. What is important to Akwa Ibom people is results and good roads.
The current documents in circulation purporting that Ephraim Inyang has awarded the contract of the Ekparakwa- Ikot Abasi road is meaningless. It is only the Governor of the state who can award contract. The Governor is a man of due process and will never award a Federal road without due permission and clearance. He is transparent and honest.
It is also false and stupid to suggest that Ephraim Inyang uses his company to award contracts. How can that be possible? The contractors executing projects for government are well known and established. They are supervised very closely by the ministry of works. Every body can attest to that. The Pull Ephraim Inyang down syndrome will not work. Akwa Ibom people are smart for all these lies. They know where their bread is buttered and who is working hard to deliver on the campaign promises.
Mike Ukanga Ekpo should look elsewhere to re-launch his blackmail career and not on Ephraim Inyang.