By Emmanuel Uffot
Udom Emmanuel, is no longer finding it funny with his Commissioners and other government officials who grant unnecessary media interviews without getting clearance from his office which had on several occasions embarrassed the state.
The governor believes that the officials are exposing the activities of the government to the Opposition All Progressive Congress,APC and which must be stopped. Perhaps to ensure the state the government appointees at the agencies and Parastatals including the Commissioners are properly put under his close watch, he came up with the decision to bar them from talking to Journalists.
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Political watchers fear that the governor may have shot himself on the foot as the aggrieved political appointees may fight back by releasing classified documents about the government to the press to arm the opposition All
Efforts to speak to Ekerete Udo, the CPS, to the governor including visits and phone calls did not not materialise. At the State Secretariat , the governor’s decision has become the topic of discussions by Civil servants wherever they gather in group and in their offices.
Insiders informed the Magazine that since Ekuwen, the SGS, came out with the directive , fear appear to have gripped the officials whose loyalty to the governor appear questionable.
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