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By Osondu Ahirika
On Tuesday, November 6, at the Unity Hall in the community of Essien Udim, something earth-shattering and significant happened.
Honorable Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, led his people and thousands of defectors from the All Progressive Congress. APC, to the Democratic Party of PeoplesPDP to declare support for His Excellency, Governor Udom EmmanuelRe-election will take place in 2019.
Superficially, this seems to be unimportant, as defections in our climate have become a hobby and we no longer enjoy ourselves. Only in this case, our curiosity was aroused by his rousing speech to his people, which Prince Akpabio speculated in all clarity: "It was a former governor Godswill Akpabio this brought Udom Emmanuel and asked us to support his quest for 8 years, so that the people of Essien Udim will always be at Udom until 2023. "
A small background to explain what inspired this resolution is pertinent. Senator Godswill Akpabio was the "figurehead" of the PDP until his shock raid from the PDP to the APC on August 8, 2018 and the subsequent resignation as a minority leader in the Senate, and gave everything to ensure that Governor Emmanuel was the best out of the group by a landslide which aspired to appear in 2015 as Governor of Akwa Ibom State his successor.
Akpabio declared this cursed, every member of his team that will betray the Udom Emmanuel for the governor project.
At the groundbreaking for the PDP Secretariat in the state on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Governor Akpabio inspired curses over aspirants that he did not support for the Governor's Contest 2015 in the state, and referred to them as enemies who opposed him have betrayed.
Akpabio proclaimed death among all perceived opponents of his successor plan within his cabinet and camp, comparing it to biblical profanities such as Lucifer, Absalom and Judas Iscariot.
With no name to mention, the crowd was able to fathom the event, the loud cries of Amen, the angry Akpabio had his advisers and political staff who had spoken out for the support of Udom Emmanuel, including his Finance Commissioner Obong Bassey Albert, his Law Mike sebastine, his former deputy Nsima Ekere, Senator Alloysious Etuk, chief Don Etiebet, his undersecretary Umana Okon Umana, his commissioner for local government and chiefs Barrister Effiong Abia and Ambassador Assam Assam among many others in sight.
Akpabio prayed: "Whoever wants to take power through the back door will die. You will die! And the PDP will continue. In Akwa Ibom State, those who want to betray who should be our political children will naturally end up like Absalom. But if they change their mind, they will gain favor in the sight of God.
Almighty God realized that even the people he worked with were called angels, that one of them would betray him, and that was Lucifer. What did God do? He threw him out of the sky. Did he go to heaven until today? They empower your children to be proud of you. They do not empower them to come and betray you. That's the lot of the world. "
He became more spiritual and added, "I go back to the Bible, I saw the story of Absalom. And I said that God could take the spirit of Absalom out of our midst.
"Who was Absalom? The son of David, the father, trained him and gave him the authority to become king of Israel. Out of impatience Absalom wanted to take power before his 30th year. He wanted to kill King David. And the king said, Leave him to his fate.
"Did it end well with Absalom? (Mass response: No!) As a young man, he died while his father continued. "
Akpabio's angry anger and allusion to fear does not spare his cabinet. Before finally dismissing some of them in the run-up to the 2015 government election, Akpabio had cursed every member of his cabinet who did not support his agenda and asked them to step down.
Prince Ukpong Akpabio must have had all this in mind to affirm his faithfulness to the confession in order to remain in the candidacy of Governor Emmanuel, who pulled out and promised to Senator Akpabio. That's honor
In addition, there is a greater moral burden and the disturbing story of the story, which makes a fool of himself and the villagers smiles, the otherwise great glory of the Akpabio dynasty Ukana Ikot Ntuen.
Let me in strict abbreviation inform this dirty past.
The late Obong ibanga Udo Akpabio is the instigator who introduced the Ibibio / Annang dichotomy of mutual suspicion.
Of Ibibio Union's five foreign-trained dealers of light, he was named the first headmaster of the Ibibio State College, housed in his village and the first community school to be built in West Africa, and a symbol of human unity ,
In 1952, a body chaired by the later Minister of Justice Udoma Udo Udoma sued his government for alleged embezzlement of funds earmarked for the development of the school. Ibanga Udo Akpabio boldly refuted another school just meters from the college.
Instructively, the school was baptized into INDEPENDENT HIGH SCHOOL.
This was the beginning of the segregation of Ibibio's stock along tribesmen's tributaries. The feud remains today.
Again in 1953, Obong Ibanga Udo Akpabio is said to have betrayed his people, who had orchestrated a concerted tour of parliament, by staying behind and talking to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe allied to become Deputy Prime Minister of the Eastern Region. The betrayal of the eastern minorities of the CORE state movement to advance personal political goals has never been forgiven.
Senator Nsima Ukpong Akpabio (the father of Prince Akpabio), later Minister of Justice, entered the Senate in 1983, but had little time left to impress as a general Muhammadu Buhari After three years in office, she surpassed the military.
Before the emergence of Godswill Akpabio, it was believed that the immediate past of Itai Afe Annang and Okuku Augustus Asiak, who was the first batch student at Ibibio State College to protest in retrospective consideration against an Akpabio governor, was reported. when former governor Victor Attah and the Ibibio think tank decided to shift power to the Annang nation. The late monarch expressed the fear that history would recur and return to follow the broken memory of the vanished Ibibio Union should an Akpabio earn the slot.
Oh! Those who were privy to the private fears of the late Itai today are unaware of how his projections have worked, and gave a holistic assessment of the era of Godswill Akpabio as governor of the state of Akwa Ibom and his current activities as senator, the Akwa Ibom Northwest represents (Ikot) Ekpene) Senatorial District.
There is no doubt that Akpabio's policy is a highly co-efficient one, from the vice he hated most in his hot days, which he disdained as the POLICY OF PAIN.
Senator Akpabio has a lot of betrayal of so many in his political adventure at the local and national level. I will not rub it off by making a list. Suffice to say that the nation now fears Senator Akpabio for his chameleon political maneuvers. From his political camp on the Home Front to the Nigeria Governors Forum, the PDP Governor's Forum, which he led to the Senate as Pioneer Chairman, the PDP National Caucus, Senator Godswill Akpabio has a sour taste of leave broken hearts and vows. His new party men in APC and his former enemies will certainly scrutinize every statement and action, being aware of the opportunities to which he is capable.
The moral burden is more severe as he turns to counter his favorite successor for reasons that are still unclear to the discerning and just mind.
According to his relatives in Annang, Agwo Ise Inoho Ukod Ifen is skipping Ibo Nne Necktie (it's an abomination to give your in-laws a nourishing oil palm fruit to sit on).
Udom Emmanuel is a son-in-law of the Annang Nation, and if Senator Goodwill Akpabio does not bring that sacred bond into his consciousness, his relatives do so, and that transcends politics and political interest.
Prince Ukpong Akpabio is the right path of fame if he dares to be different. Head or tail, the story will be kind to him. There was a time after the civil war in Nigeria, when some members of the Akpabio family gave the last name and adopted "Umontuen", it is said, because many of them were for reprisals. This scenario should not happen again. As Akpabio methink must remain a noble legacy.
Such a stigma must not arise a second time. Prince Ukpong Akpabio's principled position to uphold honor and trust with the right will redeem the clan from shame. He becomes an unlikely hero and a new face of the Akpabio clan.
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