Politician and businesswoman, Blessing Ossom has denied being sponsored by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio to attack the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Emmanuel.
Chief Ude, who is also the publisher of pointblanknews.com, accused Ossom of dating the minister.
“After looting NDDC of N215billion, Niger Delta Minister, Godswill Akpabio, would be cooling off this weekend in Room 409, Hilton Hotel, Abuja, with his girlfriend, Blessing Ossom,” the controversial journalist who is based in the United States wrote. “Ossom got $50k from Akpabio to wage Social Media War against Gov Udom few days ago with one Zion.”
In response, Ms Ossom, a 2019 candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who vied for the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly seat (Nsit Atai), said on her Instagram account: “Oga we no Dey fear blackmail-o……. Don’t insult me with $50k, cus am a big brand and I make good money daily. So I can afford any lifestyle without being sponsored by anyone.”
Recently Ms Ossom started what she described as “Oputa Panel” with one Da Zion Umoh, a popular government critic who was last year arrested and detained for weeks, where the two discuss issues affecting Akwa Ibom on Facebook Live.
Continuing on her Instagram page, Ossom said: “But you see this Oputa panel in Akwa Ibom State, it has come to stay. Meanwhile fighting Akpabio is a waste of time, whom God has blessed no man can curse. Am a voice in Akwa Ibom State and will always stand by my people. There is hunger in Akwa Ibom state periotttt I said what I said with my full chest ”
In announcing her Oputa Panel, she had said: “Are you from Akwa Ibom State??? Join us on my FB with Da Zion Umoh as we discuss the matter’s arising in Akwa IbomThis might not go down well with everyone, but we need to speak up on all the pressing issues affecting our people.”
Da Zion and Ossom.
In a further response to Mr Ude, Ossom said: “Someone should please help me tag Oga blackmailer to this post as I no Dey Twitter . This was me as far back in 2014. Baby gal has been a baller with top 5 star hotels then I was a major sand distributor to all the construction companies in Akwa Ibom stateAnd my companies are still making good money till dateso if it’s money matter, we don’t brag. If you know, you know…….So oga, Hilton na toy to where golfer dey o For me, I’ll remain a voice in Akwa Ibom State and can never be intimated by any blackmailer. I hear say you do am before run go New York. No try me o o, cos you go comot for New York go Afghanistan.”
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