Indication has emerged that the relationship between former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and his successor, Udom Emmanuel is fractured.
The cold war between the duo, who used to be close associate came to light at the annual get-together organised by the deputy governor, Chief Moses Ekpo.
The event was put together to fete the people of the North-West area of the state at Ikot Ekpene.
Speaking at the occasion, the Senate minority leader in his speech insinuated that his successor has abandoned his projects and may not get the supports of his(Akpabio’s) senatorial district.
He said, “2018 is less than one year to election, all is not well, don’t allow anybody to deceive you that all is well. If the hotel in Ikot Ekpene rots after so much money had been expended on the project, would that be a good thing? That road from Uyo to Ikot Ekpene, is still the way it was. In the 2018 budget, what is the percentage for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district?
“My job is to say the truth because if at this level I cannot say the truth, then I am not doing well. So please I want us to start the hotel because when the Commissioner for Works addressed the youths in August, he assured them that the hotel would be opened in December. Please let us check the budget to know what has been earmarked for that place. I am not interested in what I did and what I did not do, I am only interested in what I am going to do.
“The truth is that Godswill Akpabio expects us to set our path straight so that we can take one route. Even when you are going for communion, you must be in a state of grace, so let us have something from the senatorial district to use in talking about election; to use in convincing the people to stand by us. We are in opposition, we don’t have government, we don’t have Police, we don’t have INEC.”