Tuface, today said he was yet to consider whether to accept or refuse the controversial wedding gifts presented to him and his wife by Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom.
You remember Gov Akpabio had stunned everybody and got some Nigerians pissed off when he announced he was giving the newly wedded couple:
The state would bankroll an all-expense paid trip for 29 delegates from Akwa Ibom State to attend the white wedding of the couple fixed for Dubai, the United Arab Emirate on March 23
And that the Eket-Ibeno Road, which has remained in a bad state for a long time, is to be fully rehabilitated before Tuface and Annie’s next child dedication ceremony.
The gifts have triggered condemnations by some Nigerians who consider them as outrageous and Governor Akpabio as profligate in the management of public funds.
But speaking to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday morning, Tuface says the cars were yet to be delivered and that he would only decide what to do with them after they arrived.
“The governor made a promise, when the cars come, we will decide whether to accept them or not,” the musician said through his spokesperson, Bola Omisore. “We cannot take a decision on the basis of a promise that is yet to be fulfilled.”
Asked to comment on the widespread criticism that has trailed the presentation of the gift to Tuface and his wife, Mr. Omisore said he and his clients were not aware of any criticisms over the cars.
On whether it is appropriate for the musician to accept the gift when the funds used in buying them could be used in solving some of the numerous developmental challenges in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Omisore said, “No comment”.