The fight between Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and his godfather and predecessor, Senator Godswill Akpabio has extended to their wives; Mrs. Martha Emmanuel and Mrs. Unoma Akpabio as the two prominent women are at each other.
We gathered that the two women were engulfed in a battle of supremacy when President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha visited the state for the inaugural campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Nsima Ekere on Friday, December 14, 2018.
Sources told us that there was a breach of protocol by the governor’s wife and the senator’s wife while receiving the wife of the President at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo as the duo did not spare each other as they battled it out to get Aisha Buhari’s attention
A source from the governor’s wife, said; “It was Unoma Akpabio who attempted to obstruct Martha Emmanuel but the governor’s wife with the help of her security aides, wrestled her way to receive Aisha Buhari. It almost turned physical. The president’s wife, who was embarrassed by the protocol breach, has to return into the plane that brought her until normalcy returned.”
But another source from the senator’s wife, disclosed that; “It was an embarrassing moment for the governor’s wife and her people, having failed in their attempt to get Mrs. Buhari into her car. Despite struggle by Udom’s wife, SSG and government house security to hijack the First Lady’s visit and push out APC members at the airport, the First Lady ignored Udom’s wife’s car and went for Mrs. Unoma Akpabio’s car.”