Former Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has claimed that since the emergence of Udom Emmanuel as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, it has been harvest of deaths, stressing that the state would see light again when Obong Nsima Ekere is elected as governor in the March 2 election.
Akpabio was speaking at the Akwa Ibom House in Abuja during the endorsement of Obong Nsima Ekere by the Akwa Ibom community in the FCT and the 19 Northern States.
According to him, ”instead of going forward, Akwa Ibom state has been going backward and we have witnessed many death in the state since Udom became a governor.
”I could recall the death of a young boy, who died under a high tension because of the state carelessness and till today the family has not been compensated,” he said.
Akpabio cited other examples of those who died in the state without due compensation, saying ”Akwa Ibom have refused to go back to the days of darkness.”
He further said, ”in terms of infrastructure, we have gone backwards. No roads have been added to the ones I did. Projects have been abandoned, the Akwa Ibom suffering masses have been abandoned, PDP have nothing to offer Akwa Ibom people.
”Nsima Ekere with his track record is our next governor, nothing will change that, Akwa Ibom people have spoken.”
Also speaking, a former Minister of the FCT, John Akpan Udo-Edehe, boasted that with his reconciliation to Akpabio, Udom Emmanuel will have a big problem as he will eventually lose the state.
He said, ”We have taken a decision on Udom Emmanuel. The issue of Udom Emmanuel, there is nothing anyone can do about it. The next governor of Akwa Ibom State is Obong Nsima Ekere, that is our decision and that is final.”