It was a moment of surprise and sadness in Ikot Ekpene senatorial after an APC mega rally which took place over the weekend, in Ikot Ekpene. In a speech made by Nsima Ekere the all-but certain APC gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election declared openly that “if elected, he will probe the Godswill Obot Akpabio administration and put him in jail”.
Speaking through the National Vice Chairman of the APC, South south, Ntufang Hilliard Etta, the APC leader, boldly proclaimed that the PDP administration was a “419” administration and will be brought to justice. He promised the crowd that once APC is elected in Akwa Ibom State, they will go after the administration of Godswill Akpabio and put him in jail.
The Annang people who are known for to total support and loyalty for Senator Godswill Akpabio took this speech to be that of Envy and enmity to their great Son, Akpabio. APC supporters from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district reacted to Nsima Ekere’s speech to jail Akpabio. Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District squirming in their seats pondering over the disunity this might cost the entire senatorial district and the Annang Nation as a whole.
The crowd which had the uneasy feelings shown on their faces murmured and many began leaving the venue. According to a top APC supporter who wished to be anonymous said that Akpabio remains the pride of Annang land.
“I was shocked and angry. like him or hate him, Senator Goodwill Akpabio is the pride of Annang land, a leader who has worked to put the Annang issues and concerns in the front burner of the State and national politics. We adore and respect him.
“For Nsima Ekere to stand in the cradle of Annang politics -Ikot Ekpene and tell the world he will jail our leader, is totally unacceptable and will never stand. I will never support APC again, they can come and take their broom” the party big wig had concluded.
“I am glad God opened his mouth to speak the truth today, if he had pretended to be a friend of the Annang Nation, We would have believed that he truly meant well. Nsima Ekere and his APC is dead in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District (Ikot Ekpene)”
“He cannot insult our illustrious son and hope that we will all clap for him. I was shocked that Don Etiebet and other Annang sons could sit there and listen to our leader being threatened with jail and they didn’t condemn such an insult. From last weekend, as a proud Annang son, I will be campaigning for the PDP, which I never supported before”.
Annang people must wake up: Nsima Ekere does not mean us well.”