Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State reportedly transferred N110 million from the state treasury to the personal account of one Obong Akpabong Moffat UdoEkpo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Oruk Anam Local Government Area of the state.
The bank documents showing the transactions from Zenith Bank, which were obtained by a source revealed that the money was paid in tranches between 05/02/2019 and 22/03/2019 to the personal account of UdoEkpo.
About N80 million of the fund was transferred to the PDP chieftain a few days before the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, following which Emmanuel secured a second term in office.
UdoEkpo was said to have organised different rallies and parties for Udom’s re-election bid.
Efforts to reach the state information commissioner, Ini Ememobong, for clarification were not successful as he did not answer calls to his mobile line nor reply to a text message sent to him.