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Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by ukukaegbu(m): 2:38pm On Aug 16, 2018
Godswill Akpabio’s defection to APC shocked and confused me — Elder brother, Isong Akpabio •Says defection cannot make APC win Akwa Ibom

Senator Godswill Akpabio’s elder brother, Chief Isong Ibanga Akpabio, has said that the recent defection of his Senator brother and immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot make the oil rich state to fall for APC.

The senior Akpabio said this on Wednesday in Lagos when he was cornered by News Express, a few days after he returned from an overseas trip.

He said he was as shocked as everyone else when he learnt of his younger brother’s defection.

“Since I came back (from abroad) I have not gone to my village and I am yet to meet him (Senator) in person). I know many people are confused just as I am. I have talked with some folks on phone and they said it’s something they never expected to happen. I know some people may be very happy it happened, and some may be very unhappy it happened,” he said.

Asked if his brother’s defection will change the political equation in his home state, the politician cum businessman who in 2006 aspired to govern Akwa Ibom alongside his now Senator brother, also on the platform of PDP, replied: “The state has been ruled by PDP for the past 19 years. I cannot see APC just wake up one day and say they have taken over the state. I know that Akwa Ibom people who have embraced PDP over the years will not, because of the defection of one person, change over to another party.

“I don’t really mind APC coming to the state if they have any goodies to offer the people, but I think it is an uphill task, Akwa Ibom is PDP state.”

Questioning the APC motive to take over the state, Isong, who retired from Exxon Mobil some years back as head of corporate affairs, said: “But why is APC always eyeing Akwa Ibom? The other time there were so many court cases until Udom Emmanuel won at the apex court. May be the PDP should also go and take over Lagos State which is traditionally an APC state. In the United States there is the Blue, which are the Democrats, and the Red, which are the Republicans. Akwa Ibom has always been democrats. I don’t want crisis in the forthcoming general elections. I don’t want APC to try to take over what they know under normal circumstances they cannot, may be they would want to rig the elections and cause trouble. Akwa Ibom is PDP state and I can say that anywhere.”

Isong Akpabio revealed that even as a PDP stalwart in the state, he voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election thinking that he (Buhari) and his party (APC) would bring about the much needed change then. But he said he, as well as other Nigerians, have been completely disappointed in the Buhari-led government. He cited insecurity as the major area the government has failed in woefully.

On the insinuations that his Senator brother might have decamped to the ruling party for fear of being indicted as a result of his alleged financial impropriety which runs into about N200 billion, Isong said: “I am not sure Godswill stole any money. Do you know what N200 billion means? The only thing I know is that my brother is generous, and much of the money he spends on generosity is family money. We are not a poor family, we didn’t start today. Akpabio family is a well to do family and had produced great statesmen in this country in the past, and still counting.

“It’s certain Godswill did not defect to go back to be governor again. He must have defected to go higher, and it is his right to aspire to greater heights. What is wrong if he becomes the Senate President tomorrow?

“My only consolation is that those who are attacking him are a minute proportion. Those are the enemies, so if the proportion of the enemies is less, it means he has no problem. In politics, they say, there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies but permanent interest.”

Commenting on the widely spread rumour of the frosty relationship between the Senator and the incumbent governor of the state, purportedly as a result of the Senator’s comment some time ago that his successor has abandoned the projects he started in his senatorial district, the senior Akpabio said: “Every leader has his own project focus. I do not subscribe to a former governor castigating his successor over the project he did not complete. Agreed, Udom should complete the projects he met on ground, but that depends on two elements – one is availability of funds, the second is that the incumbent too wants to do as much projects as he can that he will be remembered for.

“If I were Godswill, I would ask for new projects in my area, not the ones he did not complete because one would ask, why didn’t you complete the projects you embarked on during your eight years in office? But I would advise the governor to do the much he can to complete those abandoned projects, if there is any.”

Source News Express


http://www.newsexpressngr.com/news/58897

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by dukie25: 3:45pm On Aug 16, 2018
Why is this not on front page?

Akpabio that can't win his family is promising to win his state.....

check what his elder brother said:
Questioning the APC motive to take over the state, Isong, who retired from Exxon Mobil some years back as head of corporate affairs, said: “But why is APC always eyeing Akwa Ibom? The other time there were so many court cases until Udom Emmanuel won at the apex court. May be the PDP should also go and take over Lagos State which is traditionally an APC state.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by superior1: 4:03pm On Aug 16, 2018
The decision shocked Akpabio himself

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by Juliusmalema: 4:03pm On Aug 16, 2018
Imagine.....even his family is about to reject him.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by mknigeriagreat: 4:03pm On Aug 16, 2018
What comes to my mind is the loyalty of extended families to political party ideologies which runs to many generations. The allegiance and believe in the party structures. The Bush family are known republicans. The Clintons are known Democratics. The Wilks, Mercer, Kelcy and the rest. But here, it is not about ideology it is about personal and selfish gains. Shameful people.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by Ifelover(m): 4:03pm On Aug 16, 2018
just negodu

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by SolutionMee: 4:04pm On Aug 16, 2018
Even Ababio was surprised himself

His family members are against him

What a shame

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by eleojo23: 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
Akpabio himself is shocked and confused

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by Oblitz(m): 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
Good
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by OndaO(m): 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
It is politics
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by Esseite: 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
In the United States there is the Blue, which are the Democrats, and the Red, which are the Republicans. Akwa Ibom has always been democrats. I don’t want crisis in the forthcoming general elections. I don’t want APC to try to take over what they know under normal circumstances they cannot, may be they would want to rig the elections and cause trouble. Akwa Ibom is PDP state and I can say that anywhere.”

Nigeria has been divided into Democrats and Republicans...

In our right senses, we all know which is which..
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by SeunWhy: 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
They never even on light una don dey shock, no worry till when them mount transformer una go dey electricuted.

APC moves are noiseless it's not by media propaganda and self-kidnapping, or twitter supremacy.

Na wake up and see, see and believe and if you no wan believe na your problem be that.

They say Buhari na old motor, them na tear leather. Better for them to leave the old motor cuz if you Jam am na you go spoil.
Fayose Jam am end up in pains.
Nnamdi Kanu jam am disappear.
Dino Melaye Jam am turn to monkey the tree climber.
Saraki don Jam and en office don dey fear am to open.
Sai Baba na Kwankwanso surname now bcuz him jam am.

Una never see anything self.

Nigeria Sai Buhari


Jam him and get ur own shock while you can.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by SEONaijaExpert: 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
Akpabio is smart. The best and smartest defection so far.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by philfearon(m): 4:05pm On Aug 16, 2018
Sir, you just said you are surprised and confused your brother decamped to APC?
Yet you keep singing Akwa Ibom is a PDP state?

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by fk001(m): 4:06pm On Aug 16, 2018
Akpabio all the way
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by Daviddson(m): 4:06pm On Aug 16, 2018
I just have this feeling that Akpabio will not last in APC. The PDP-style of sharing money to console grin, hearten aggrieved members is not being employed by the APC yet, making APC largely better than PDP, for now.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by MAJORBANKZ(m): 4:06pm On Aug 16, 2018
is no longer news senator godswill akpabio made a deal with the devil. Lets wait patiently for the aftermath of the deal sometimes in 2019.

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by asobo: 4:08pm On Aug 16, 2018
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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by aladesanmi(m): 4:08pm On Aug 16, 2018
He is greedy fellow looking for senate president which am very sure it is not possible. They should just scrap this senate of a thing.
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by nabegibeg: 4:08pm On Aug 16, 2018
ukukaegbu:


Source News Express


http://www.newsexpressngr.com/news/58897

when he is not electricity grin grin grin
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by magoo10(m): 4:08pm On Aug 16, 2018

“The state has been ruled by PDP for the past 19 years. I cannot see APC just wake up one day and say they have taken over the state. I know that Akwa Ibom people who have embraced PDP over the years will not, because of the defection of one person, change over to another party.

I don’t want APC to try to take over what they know under normal circumstances they cannot, may be they would want to rig the elections and cause trouble. Akwa Ibom is PDP state and I can say that anywhere.”

Akwa ibom is PDP ,akpabio was blackmailed to joining the APC .

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by honestivo(m): 4:08pm On Aug 16, 2018
very sincere assertion

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by nabegibeg: 4:09pm On Aug 16, 2018
SolutionMee:
Even Ababio was surprised himself

His family members are against him

What a shame

so chemistry textbook author now has Nigerian relations abi grin grin

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by sacramento1212: 4:09pm On Aug 16, 2018
megareal, eyen eka mfo abo ke APC iniehe ufang ke Akwa Ibom. cheesy

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Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by michoim(m): 4:10pm On Aug 16, 2018
You are a confused man that is why you are shocked!
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by gaby(m): 4:13pm On Aug 16, 2018
Pure comedic theatrics my people. These guys just want to play Saraki and his sister's game in Akwa Ibom.
Re: Isong Akpabio: Godswill Akpabio’s Defection Shocked Me - Elder Brother by lastempero: 4:15pm On Aug 16, 2018
He wants to save u and ur other siblings from the selective witch hunting by the power that be though una thief money tru true sad

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