Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Robinson Uwak, has maintained he won’t apologise to House of Representatives spokesman Hon Benjamin Kalu over the allegation of an amorous relationship with his wife, Mrs Keiza Robinson Uwak.
Uwak, who was reacting to a letter dated July 17, demanding his retraction and apology for the alleged defamatory remark against Kalu, said that his allegations were not garnished fables of falsehoods or verisimilitudes of reality.
Kalu had said he would not be distracted by allegations he described as frivolous but committed to delivering democratic dividends to his constituency.
The lawmaker also mentioned that he had neither met Hon. Uwak before nor has he spoken to his wife since her contract expired in 2019, stating that marriage is for mature minds who have the capacity to handle their internal issues, especially within the first three years of marriage which he said is always challenging and not bringing it on social media.
But reacting in a statement, he said: “They are truthful claims of a man who is desperate to save his life and marriage. My attention has been brought to a letter dated the 17th of July 2022, in which Benjamin Kalu through his lawyers demanded, amongst other things, that I retract alleged defamatory remarks which accused him of having an amorous relationship with my wife, Mrs Keiza Robinson Uwak. That he is taking steps to destroy my marriage and using security agents to harass me. That he conspired with my wife who has had two children for me, to poison me.
“I maintain that these statements against Benjamin Kalu are not garnished fables of falsehoods or verisimilitudes of reality. They are truthful claims of a man who is desperate to save his life and marriage.
”His continuous amorous relationship with my wife has cost me great pain and emotional distress. Using the instrumentality of privilege and proximity to power, he has used the instrumentality of influence to frustrate and bully me out of marital bliss.”
Uwak said that he finds the timing of Kalu’s letter as suspicious, “as his correspondence comes at a time when the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges is about to open an investigation into the propriety of his relationship with my wife, Mrs Keiza RobinsoMrsak, especially as he released the House Press Crew and House briefing room to her.
“His actions are tantamount to an abuse of office, a misuse of his position as Chairman of House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, and a desecration of the National Assembly.
”His attempt to institute an action at this time is a strategy to create a defense before the Committee that the matter is sub-judice and therefore out of the jurisdiction of the House Committee (mentioned above or any other committee of the National Assembly).
“It is important to state here that such perverse logic does not take into account that the House Committee is looking into his misconduct rather than the statements which he has attributed to me. These are two completely separate issues that may relate to the same set of facts.
“It is therefore advisable, therefore, to withdraw from the said relationship and apologise to me immediately.”