Akpabio’s Defection: War in Akwa Ibom as Governor Udom Sacks Akpabio from Cabinet

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Governor Udom Emmanuel has sacked former Governor and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio’s brother, Ibanga Akpabio from the state cabinet.

Sir Ibanga Akpabio served in the state Executive Council as the Commissioner, Ministry of Labour and Productivity. He is hereby relieved with immediate effect.

This is contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government; Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem and made available to the media in Uyo.

According to the release Sir Ibanga Akpabio had to be removed from the State Executive Council following his reluctance to comply with good governance processes of government.

With the development Sir Akpabio has been mandated to handover to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry before close of work tomorrow Wednesday 8th August; 2018.

Akpabio’s Defection

Senator Godswill Akpabio shocked the world a few days ago by posing for a photo with President Mohammadu Buhari and APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The senator representing Akwa Ibom North West later resigned his post as the Senate Minority Leader.

Meanwhile the Senator is set to be officially received into the APC later today, Wednesday. This is in spite of silent protests by some APC faithful within the state.

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