Governor Udom Emmanuel’s re-election bid has suffered a setback. This is as the Senate Minority leader and Fmr. Governor, Godswill Akpabio has given the Governor conditions for supporting his re-election.
According to reports by the Nation, Akpabio, alleged that his successor neglected his Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in terms of development. Because of this, Akpabio said he might not support Emmanuel’s second term bid, if the injustice continued.
The Senator was speaking at the annual get-together organised by the Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Ekpo, to celebrate with the people of Ikot Ekpene at Independence Hall, Abak. Akpabio warned that the era of carry-go politics is gone and urged the governor to brace itself for the big task.
The former governor said he would only endorse Emmanuel’s re-election, if the policies and programme were not discriminatory against Ikot Ekpene. According to the PDP chieftain, some projects embarked on by his (Akpabio’s) administration, including the multi-million naira Four Points-by-Sheraton Hotel at Ikot Ekpene and the dualised Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road had been abandoned by Governor Emmanuel.
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