I’m yet to decide whether to accept Gov. Akpabio’s gift – Tuface Idibia

Musician TuFace Idibia

Award winning musician, Tuface Idibia, on Sunday said he was yet to decide whether or not to accept the controversial wedding gifts presented to him and his wife  on Friday by Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom.

Mr. Akpabio had stunned guests at the wedding of the celerity couple with the announcement of a donation of two brand new Toyota Prado SUVs to them.

The lucky couple are also to have 29 delegates from Akwa Ibom State attend their star-studded white wedding in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, UAE, courtesy of the governor.

The Eket-Ibeno Road, which has remained in a bad state for a long time, is to be fully rehabilitated before the next child dedication ceremony of the couple, the governor said.

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 said 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”.



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  • igbiki

    Tuface better not accept those gifts from a state that can’t boast of providing safe and clean water supply to its citizens or good roads or medical services.

    • ZIGGY

      If Akwa Ibom state doesn’t have good roads then try Abia state God’s own State.

      • igbiki

        Abia or Delta state governor did not on behalf of himself his wife, children and the good peoples of it respective states give gifts from state funds to the daughter of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala when she married.

        This goes to show how backward you people still are!

  • Bee4

    What a silly comment. That he will decide when the vehicles arrive is an indication of is anxiousness and willingness to accept the stupid gifts. He has an opportunity with the media to reject it or have it delivered to motherless baby home as a good gesture.

  • Mamman Bako

    Tuface may be, these questions will help, do you think Mr. Akpabio has an income that can finance the gifts? Without an eye on Akwa Ibom State funds, will Mr. Akpabio make such an offer to anyone? And lastly what kind of character do you stand for?

  • FCN

    There is nothing about the gift. To me it was a sign of encouragement to the Nigerian youths that they can follow their talents and become great. How much did our government spent to the niger delta militant? I think this kind of jesture will discourage the youths involve in kidnaping, robery etc to focus on more legitimate way of making money. Moreover this did not stop the Governor from engaging on more people orinted programs that can better lifes in the state. I think this attack is political.


    Lets be sincere to our self s how many of u here will reject this kind of gift lets talk true politics apart.

  • Kenjji

    Please do not accept the gifts!!

  • Edo

    Well, everybody is entitled to his own opinion. Despite the numerous blessings from God, If Tuface Idibia ever have the gut to accept all these ridiculous gifts while the citizens of Akwa Ibom are suffering, then apart from putting his career on jeopardy, he may have a lot of explanation to make on Godswill Akpabio’s reckoning day. My advise for the young man is to flee from the politicians and their greek gifts. They are criminals in traditional attires. A word is enough for the wise.

  • julian Edem

    O my country, president gave money 2 footballers we complain, now Governor gives car gift 2 Tuface $ wife we complain. Wait, is dis not Nigeran money spent on Nigerian people? Footballers r gladitors they went fought $ brought us honour. The same with 2face $ is wife.Is Anie, not frm Akwa Ibom state? So wht is wrong with d father of d State saying well done 2 a girl who as made us proud? She as taken d name Nigeria across border through her acting skills $ now conquer d hrt of a elgant likeTuface. A man women all over d world dyin 2 marry, our very own Anie fought $ win brought him home. Remainding her Akwa Ibom $ Efik sister dat wht our mothers tought us is still saling. Wht all of u do not knw is dis: Anie is no ordinary Girl, she is a STAR she made us proud so an SUv jeep is to little. Our governor being d father of d state do not need our approval cos we give him d day we elected him 2 office d go ahead use our resource d way he see’s fit. So I thank our father Akpabio for using our resource well. Tuface $ his wife will so receive their gift with open arms. But to d rest of us:B4 u critices agent of government, go back 2 d History book c how things where done in the days of our foundin fathers so u won’t wonder why ur so angry whn d state stop 2 take a dance! As for me, am already thinking of d next Big fyn 2 d to get reconition frm my state $ my country. God bless Nigeria.

  • milly

    Akwa ibom state na come chap state, all the sctors n actresses r running to A/Ibom for a function tht doesn’t even need their attendance just to get ” thanks for coming fee ” maybe that’s why tuface choosed Annie so that he will be blessed too, so why are u forming not sure of taking the gift? Abegi mek I hear word! Ure a greedy man, go ahead and drive it, but be rest assures tht citizend of the state are annoyed…. I am annoyed… its not bad to give gifts, but wen its outrageous and @ the peak of poverty in the state? . Make una dey marry ak stars n come to collect millions, jeeps, sponsorships.. God is watching.. Mtcheeew!!

  • The cars are too small for 2face,i would have preferred 3 MAYBACH.1 for 2baba,1 for Annie and the last 1 for their daughter….HATERS I GREET UNA…reject a gift from a governor or anybody is bad,when i comes to Good gift…..