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CRISIS LOOMS IN AKWA IBOM PDP

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The Lawmaker representing Ikono State Constituency may have taken enough of his dosage, as he openly promised to thwart the second term senatorial ambition of the former Executive governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio as well as ensure that, the state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, does not go for a second term, come March congress of the party.
The legislator, who disclosed this, to his supporters, who came to inquire on the stand of the Peoples Democratic Party, regarding the forthcoming congress, boasted that, if the governor doesn’t align in his new political structure, he will lose his second term ticket as the party was bent on filing someone from Oro nation to complete the tenure of the present government.
Udofia insinuated that, his House of Representative ambition in 2019 was a settled arrangement, noting that, his agreement to succeed Hon. Iboro Ekanem was binding and sacrosanct.
He however, chide the Ikono House of Representative member for being insensitive to the plight of the people, claiming that, with his wealth of experience in the Hallow Chamber, he will outshine all the first timers in the Green Chamber, by 2019.
He commended the Secretary of the party, Mr. Ibanga Akpabio, for supporting him, despite the antics of the State Chairman Obong Paul Ekpo, to keep him and the party at arms’ length, adding that, he has nominated all the party officers in Ikono Local Government area.
“I was given the sole power by my boss, Ibanga Akpabio, to nominate and carefully select all the chapter and ward executives of the PDP in Ikono. So as far as Ikono is concern, I am fully in charge.
“Paul Ekpo taught he could play with me, today, he is begging me to consider his people for ward executive. Even the chapter Chairman of our party here, I have send him, on political oblivion, he can never be relevant again.
“I am fully in charge, so don’t worry. The governor needs to perform very well, else, we will hand over his second term, to Senator Nelson Effiong from Oro nation.
“The party and the former governor was fade up with Udom Emmanuel, due to his negligence of Uyo- Ikot Ekpene road, whereas, Etinan-Eket road and Etinan-Onna road were under construction. The system is not happy with the Udom of a man.
“Akpabio has assured us that, he will be contesting for Vice president, so I don’t think, there will be vacancy for him, in second term.
“I commend all of you for standing by me, during the trying times, I will carry every one of us along” He promised.
Culled from Global Accord Newspaper

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