By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
One of the three members of the Federal House of Representatives who have been accused of sexual indiscretion by the US government, Mr Samuel Ikon has stated that his identity had been mistaken.
Reacting to the accusation level against him by the US Embassy in Nigeria, Ikon, a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Constituency of Akwa Ibom,Â on SaturdayÂ in Abuja said the allegation is in bad taste.
He also said that he had briefed his lawyers to initiate legal and diplomatic steps to get to the root of
Ikon said, â€œI wish to state unequivocally that this is false and definitely not me. â€œThis, to me is a case of mistaken identity and I will be vindicated. I have initiated measures both legal and diplomatic to clear my name and the institution I represent.
â€œThere are many questions left unanswered by the actions of the U.S. mission but I believe it will become clearer in the course of time.â€
He urged his constituents and Nigerians to be patient as the truth would be unveiled, adding that God would vindicate him.
â€œI want to reassure all of my innocence in this matter and I call on all relevant authorities and jurisdictions to commence full investigation to correct this great injustice to me.
â€œI have an unwavering faith in God to see me through this trying moment and plead with all not to be hasty in condemning me as the final outcome will surely clear my name. â€œI urge for patience, prayers and Godâ€™s abiding wisdom at this time,â€ Ikon said.