Governor Udom Emmanuel has reacted to plans by the former governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Udom and Akpabio
While speaking through one of his aides on Monday, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, said the state wishes well its former governor, Godswill Akpabio who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Emmanuel, who disclosed further that his future political career lies in the hands of God and not any human being, wished Akpabio well in his political decision, said he would not be swayed by the defection.
Udom who revealed that Akpabio has in recent times been a clog in the wheel of progress of his administration, said: “We are not surprised at Akpabio’s move; we are happy that he is leaving the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for any party he likes. We wish him well in his political decision.
“It is even our joy that he is leaving because he has in recent time become a thorn in the flesh of Governor Emmanuel.
“May be you don’t know, Akpabio has not been in good term with Emmanuel for reasons best known to him. Although he has been denying that all was well with them in public, the duo has for long fallen apart.”
When sked if Emmanuel could win the next governorship ticket in the state without Akpabio, the aide said: “Power belongs to God and not in any human being as many people want to believe. Wait and see, you will be surprised how things would turn out. I am sure Emmanuel will return to office without Akpabio.”