AKWA IBOM POLITICS: TENSION AS UDO EKPENYONG AMBUSHES AKPABIO.
The last may not have been heard of the fall of the former commissioner for LG and Chieftaincy Affairs as the Ukanafun born politician has restrategized to mount a high powered opposition against Senator Godswill Akpabio’s reelection in 2019.
THE INK was informed that Udo Ekpenyong had held a kitchen meeting with some of his loyalists who feel betrayed by the unceremonious relief given to Ekpenyong by Gov. Udom Emmanuel on the orders of Godswill Akpabio.
To this end, THE INK was informed that Udo’s men had maintained that Akpabio needs to be cut to size especially as he is gradually growing to become a monster of some sort in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
Few of those who attended the meeting cutting across the Ukanafun/ Oruk Anam federal constituency told THE INK last evening in a location in Uyo that opposition against Akpabio’s return to the senate will be intense especially as the Ex Governor had openly fight Udo Ekpenyong embarrassingly out of office. Those who understand the politics of the area maintained that Udo Ekpenyong who was working assiduously for Udo Emmanuel felt betrayed and jilted that he could not be protected against the pawns of Akpabio.
But the former commissioner it was gathered had realized that his colleagues in the Exco had intervened on his behalf and that it was Senator Akpabio who opposed his return even after much begging.
Udo Ekpenyong had however consulted other major players of politics in his federal constituency and constitute a fraction that will frustrate Akpabio’s return bid to the Senate.
Udo Ekpenyong’s group understands that if they consult and retain the confidence of Ikono-Ini Federal constituency, it therefore means that the move against Akpabio will reach a lasting limit.
A former commissioner from Ukanafun said, even though Akpabio enjoys the popularity of the people, his actions in recent times has proven to the world that he needs yo be tamed otherwise he will constitute a nuisance to the society of politics in the senatorial District.
Amongst those Udo Ekpenyong expects to use towards prosecuting the operation stop Akpabio 2019 include; Anny Asikpo from Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area, Chief Saviour Udoh, Obong Christopher Ekpenyong, Mr. Jack a former transition Chairman in Ikono Local Government Area amongst others