A self-confessed PDP supporter from Ikot Akpa Nkuk, Ukanafun Local Government Area, Mr Abasiodu Edet, has again addressed an open letter to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel. In his third of such letters, so far addressed to the governor, Mr Edet warned the governor against going ahead with the proposed political arrangement that seeks to concede the choice of who becomes the governor’s deputy in the 2019 to Senate Minority Leader and former governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
He said that the arrangement, which would also see the former governor, produce all the Federal House members, House of Assembly members, from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, would be the worst political mistake of Gov. Emmanuel.
“I’m writing this 3rd open letter to you because all efforts to see you has failed. I’m still available and willing to see you if you send for me.
“I’m writing because I’m disturbed by the concession you have given Senator Godswill Akpabio to produce the deputy governor and all PDP candidates for House of Reps and House of Assembly in Ikot Ekpene senatorial district.
“My Excellency, this is dangerous politics because Godswill Akpabio is not a man anybody can trust. With the level of his negotiations with national and state APC leaders, My Excellency you will be digging your political grave if you don’t withdraw that concession,” he wrote.
Mr. Edet urged the governor to look the way of a core loyalist if he was no more comfortable with running again with the current deputy governor, Mr Moses Ekpo.
“My Excellency, if you don’t want Moses Ekpo as your deputy again, please please choose a popular person that is loyal to you as a person. Don’t allow Akpabio choose his own loyalist for you,” he wrote in the letter made available to National Newstrack.
He said his disagreement with the idea of conceding the positions to loyalists of Former Gov. Akpabio, was that the former governor was already negotiating with the All Progressives Congress at the state and national levels. He hinted that Senator Akpabio would have joined the APC, but for the refusal of some leaders of the party in the state.
“My Excellency, are you aware that Godswill Akpabio is working secretly for Nsima Ekere while deceiving you with fake endorsement. Are you aware that Godswill Akpabio would have joined APC long ago but for Etiebet and Umana that are blocking him. Are you aware that before his trip to Russia, Godswill Akpabio sent a big man in APC to beg Umana for another meeting because their 2 meetings last year didn’t achieve anything”, he wrote.
“My Excellency, has Ephraim Inyang and Akan Okon told you on the terrible and nasty things Unoma Akpabio and Prince Akpabio said against you in Godswill Akpabio’s house in Ukana when they went to Ukana to beg Godswill Akpabio after he forced you to sack Udo Ekpenyong, your dependable loyalist after that all is not well wahala. Don’t trust this man or any of the Akpabios.
“My Excellency, be firm. If you allow Godswill Akpabio to choose a deputy for you and impose unpopular candidates for federal house and state house just know that you will fail everywhere in Annang land.
“Remember like Godswill Akpabio himself said, we don’t have INEC, government and police again to do elections. We can only win if we allow popular candidates to emerge,” he concluded.