- Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel has replied his predecessor, former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio
- Governor Udom Emmanuel says his achievements in office shows that he is not a mistake
- Akpabio earlier expressed regrets for what he called “imposing” the Akwa Ibom state governor, on the people of the state
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, says his achievements in office shows that he is not a mistake, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the Akwa Ibom state stated this in response to Godswill Akpabio, his predecessor, who described him as a mistake that must be rejected in 2019 at a rally in Ikot Ekpene
Akpabio recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor responding through Charles Udoh, his commissioner of information, said Akpabio has mortgaged his conscience and is now attempting to deceive Akwa Ibom people.
He said: “A governor that records the achievements despite the challenges of an epileptic national economy cannot be a mistake.
“I doubt if there is any first term governor in Nigeria who has recorded this level of achievement. Godswill Akpabio spent eight years as commissioner under Obong Attah; spent eight years as governor at the height of the state’s income receipts from the federal government yet he couldn’t complete Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road (the road to his village) despite appropriating almost all the sums budgeted for the project.
“Godswill also commissioned an uncompleted building with rented furniture and fitting and called it 4 Points Sheraton Hotel. Udom has, as at today, facilitated the setting up of more than nine industries in just three years; Godswill spent eight years with zero industry
“It’s unfortunate that Akpabio has mortgaged his conscience and is now attempting to deceive Akwa Ibom people. Akwa Ibom people are wiser.”
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In a previous report by Legit.ng, former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, expressed regrets for what he called “imposing” the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, on the people of the state.
Apologising before a crowd at Ikot Ekpene Plaza, Akpabio, who returned from his mother-in-law’s burial at Enugu on the evening of Sunday, August 19, said Emmanuel was the greatest mistake he made in a hurry and asked to be forgiven, The Punch reports.
Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom Northwest in the Senate, added that Emmanuel “is a mistake that must be corrected in 2019.”
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