It is no longer news that AkwaIbom State Governor, Obong Godswill Akpabio has changed his mind about making his long standing business partner turned Secretary to State Government Udom Emmanuel governor after him. What is news is that the SSG has sworn to go on with his ambition with or without the governor!
Usually reliable sources told us over the weekend that in spite of the façade that things are going on well between these two people, the groundswell of opposition to the attempt by Akpabio to impose Udom on the Akwa Ibom people has forced the governor to beat a retreat and reconsider how to go about ensuring that he still has a say in the affairs of the state post 2015.
In spite of Akapbio’s about turn however, Udom is said to have sworn that he would pursue his ambition with or without the support of the governor, stating that the worst that could happen is that he would lose and that if that ever happens, he has the choice of going back to his banking job, which he left to take up the appointment in the state.
He is said to have told a group of Akwa-Ibom professional, which he recently met in Uyo that he was determined to pursue his ambition, and dare the governor who led him on to leave his job in Lagos and come to Akwa Ibom State.
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