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Why Akpabio’s Aides Resigned

There seems to be a raging war at the camp of the former governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio as four of his personal aides have tendered their resignation letters.

We gathered that the resigned aides are from the four federal constituencies of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District. Sources said they revealed their decision at a stakeholders meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in Abak, Akwa Ibom State.

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We were informed that the aides who were led by Barr. Utibe Nwoko, Senior Legislative Aide, and others; Chief (Barr) Moses Akpan, Kufre Ini-ima, Prince Ukandu Ukpe have dissociated themselves from any defection plan of Akpabio to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Interestingly, we were told that they have pledged their support to the re-election of Governor Udom Emmanuel in 2019.

It will be recalled that Senator Godswill Akpabio has dumped PDP for the APC while President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Mr. Obono-Obla through his Facebook page had announced Akpabio’s defection. He wrote; “There shall be an APC Rally at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Abasi Ibom State on Thursday, the 9th August 2018 to receive the former indefatigable governor of the state, His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to All Progressives Congress! Acting President Osinbajo accompanied by Senator Ita Enang and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom will formally receive Senator Godswill Akpabio into the APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday, August 9, 2018.”