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The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by AirwavesReport: 11:56am On Feb 28
The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss!…How APC sacrificed him to maintain its integrity

When the news started filtering in shortly after the last Presidential and National Assembly elections that the assumed godfather of Akwa Ibom politics, Senator Godswill Akpabio of the APC, had probably lost his seat to a less-fancied and not really on ground candidate of the PDP, Christopher Stephen Ekpeyong, some well-informed political pundits and close observers of the unfolded scenario, were quick to hazard a contrived ploy by some powerful people within Akpabio’s party to strategically truncate his senatorial ambition for reasons that are not too far-fetched. It is still being discussed in many circles, although in hush tones, that with Akpabio’s might, political savvy and sagacity in the state, long before the election since he swerved to the APC from PDP early last year, many wonder how he could easily be subdued by a relatively unknown and less politically experienced Ekpeyong of the PDP. They argue that being a former two-time governor of the state and a sitting senator for that matter, with unquantifiable massive followership, cult-like sort of in the state, Akpabio couldn’t have easily been edged out of the contest like a minnow by another minnow. This was when insinuations of an alleged grand design by his party to save its face from an impending onslaught on the APC if the serving senator emerges victorious at the poll. According to a very privileged source who is well-informed about the shenanigans that played out in Akpabio’s surprise loss, it has long been known by the party that the seat of the Senate Presidency was likely to swing in favour of Akpabio when the jostling for the nation’s number three office earnestly gets going after the National Assembly is inaugurated. But, unknown to Akpabio, certain underground workings were going on subtly, supposedly by his party at the national level, to ensure his loss by nipping his return senatorial ambition in the bud, to at least abort his senate presidency bid, which was known to everybody within and even outside the party. This was when the real sacrifice of Akpabio began and when it actually manifested in his unexpected loss, it was only meet for people to know where the bell was cat. The inside source hinted this medium in confidence that before the election proper, the APC had entered into an unwritten agreement with international community that; the APC, would not fill any of the top four positions of the nation viz: The President; Vice President, Senate President and the Speaker of the House Reps, that had or is having any court case on litigation for sleaze, financial malpractice, embezzlement or fraudulent acts then or on-going in any court of law in the country or abroad. And if you recall, Akpabio had faced one or more of these charges in recent times, so he readily fell into this dragnet, and pronto, the machination to stealthily ease him out of the race before he makes good his senatorial ambition nay the senate presidency bid, which is a sure bet for him if he gets the mandate of his senatorial district. The case of Akpabio, and possibly that of Senator George Akume, who had also faced similar court cases on financial malfeasance, was just that archetypal and instructive for the APC to abide with the innocuous agreement that eventually nailed Akpabio’s senatorial coffin, nay Akume’s. Many have however argued in the contrary, given Saraki’s case who has many court cases in his hands, but they failed to forget that Saraki’s many court cases came up after he had assumed office as the Senate Presidency, so they were arm-strung and the agreement couldn’t be binding on Saraki who then soared high in office before he was again ignominiously shown the red card in the last election. Back to Akpabio’s case, his loss has been perceived by those who should know that his victory is only being delayed until after the office of the Senate has been filled by another senator with a clean slate, after which his loss will be reversed as they say it was a tactical ploy for him to steer him out of the senate presidency bid, but return to take his seat an ordinary floor member. Be that as it may, the man Akpabio has remained undaunted in his assured mandate saying he did not lose the election, and that his mandate is waiting for him. Godswill Akpabio, former Senate Minority Leader, said he did not lose Saturday’s election despite the declaration of Chris Ekpeyong of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Meanwhile, according to results declared by INEC, Ekpeyong polled 118,215 votes ahead of Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who secured 83,158 votes in the Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district election. But an incontrovertible result sheet from Akwa Ibom INEC office showed different figures that had Akpabio scoring 138,256 votes as against Ekpeyong’s 123,843. The question now; is where did the results announced officially by INEC emanate from? Because, the disparity is just too glaring, and leaves much to be desired by any discerning mind. All these are the theatrics that make Akpabio’s loss at the poll a mystery.

Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by phase1: 12:00pm On Feb 28
This one na lamentations, the traitor abandoned his people in PdP and lost with APC. Shikena!

God bless Mike Igini the incorruptible Akwa Ibom REC. He turned down $200,000 from Akpabio and called the result as it was. The people of Akwa Ibom North west were ready to resist every form rigging deployed by Akpabio and his lackeys.

A big lesson for future traitors in the south. Let him position himself for 'minister of dog meat' in buharig's cabinet. He is now politically worthless. grin

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by SirLiquidGold: 12:09pm On Feb 28
There is no mystery behind his loss

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by daddytime(m): 12:10pm On Feb 28
Politics is indeed shitty....

No friends or foes...always about interests and counter interests
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by id911: 12:14pm On Feb 28
Mr man, nothing like mystery. People were thumbprinting anywhere they saw umbrella logo. If you talk about rigging, Akpabio has masters and no one can rig him out. Even his thugs were thumb printing on umbrella logo thinking they were voting Akpabio grin


In Akwa Ibom, they consider broom as a sign of witchcraft and so no one would go near a broom logo except by mistake

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by Dannyset(m): 12:15pm On Feb 28
Lolz. grin

If there's anything I credit PDP for it's how to concoct fake news so well that their gullible supporters will swallow it easily without thinking.

If APC is taking anything for granted, I want to tell them that the PDP has already started looking ahead to 2023. The fake news strategy has started.

Akpabio will be duly compensated
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by kufre2010: 12:18pm On Feb 28
That thing u pasted there is fake result. If u talk of rigging, Akpabio has upper hand. He was busy on Buhari reelection leaving his house poruos.

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by anuoluwapo884: 12:43pm On Feb 28
You can’t take away PDP from Awka Ibom. He thought he could successfully rig with the federal power

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by capitalzero: 12:47pm On Feb 28
id911:
Mr man, nothing like mystery. People were thumbprinting anywhere they saw umbrella logo. If you talk about rigging, Akpabio has masters and no one can rig him out. Even his thugs were thumb printing on umbrella logo thinking they were voting Akpabio grin


In Akwa Ibom, they consider broom as a sign of witchcraft and so no one would go near a broom logo except by mistake
You get bad mouth.

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by happybrother: 1:09pm On Feb 28
Op you are writing a mystery that was not. If the corruption case is to be the matter, what about Orji uzor kalu?
The matter is that the sham(election) had him on the lesser side of rigging.

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Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by Gandollaar(f): 1:12pm On Feb 28
id911:
Mr man, nothing like mystery. People were thumbprinting anywhere they saw umbrella logo. If you talk about rigging, Akpabio has masters and no one can rig him out. Even his thugs were thumb printing on umbrella logo thinking they were voting Akpabio grin


In Akwa Ibom, they consider broom as a sign of witchcraft and so no one would go near a broom logo except by mistake
Chai!!! Oloun Laila ilalahu mohamadu rasulu laaaaa grin
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by Gandollaar(f): 1:14pm On Feb 28
happybrother:
Op you are writing a mystery that was not. If the corruption case is to be the matter, what about Orji uzor kalu?
The matter is that the sham(election) had him on the lesser side of rigging.
OP is high on Oshogbo weed
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by id911: 1:17pm On Feb 28
capitalzero:

You get bad mouth.
Na true I talk jare...conduct elections one million times in Akwa Ibom, so far Akpabio is in APC he will still lose. Let me tell you something, there were two senators that decamped to APC in Akwa Ibom. Akpabio and the other one called Tabasco, the two of them lost woefully. It's not a coincidence but fact

If you know how powerful Akpabio is in Akwa Ibom esp in his Senatorial zone, you will understand it was the party that he belongs to that made him lose out
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by Gucciboss: 1:25pm On Feb 28
id911:
Mr man, nothing like mystery. People were thumbprinting anywhere they saw umbrella logo. If you talk about rigging, Akpabio has masters and no one can rig him out. Even his thugs were thumb printing on umbrella logo thinking they were voting Akpabio grin


In Akwa Ibom, they consider broom as a sign of witchcraft and so no one would go near a broom logo except by mistake

LOL. I have never laughed this much in a while.
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by Degis(m): 1:55pm On Feb 28
You just woke up to write rubbish. So Christopher Ekpenyong is an unknown quantity?.

How is a former Deputy Governor an unknown upstart?
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by yaki84: 2:09pm On Feb 28
Dannyset:
Lolz. grin

If there's anything I credit PDP for it's how to concoct fake news so well that their gullible supporters will swallow it easily without thinking.

If APC is taking anything for granted, I want to tell them that the PDP has already started looking ahead to 2023. The fake news strategy has started.

Akpabio will be duly compensated
n who told u this is pdp concoction?
akpabio lost cos he played god in akwaibom.
someone that mocked my God by saying where was God when he made udom the govr..
just because udom labelled his campaign slogan ONLY GOD.
he boasted that elections will finish within 3hrs in akwaibom n he will deliver 2million votes to buhari.
if u hv problem with pdp i. the past i think u shud locate ibraihim muazu or audu ogbeh. those r former pdp national chairmen.
Re: The Mystery Behind Akpabio’s Surprise Loss! by yaki84: 2:18pm On Feb 28
kufre2010:
That thing u pasted there is fake result. If u talk of rigging, Akpabio has upper hand. He was busy on Buhari reelection leaving his house poruos.
which upper hand? he culdnt be everywhere at the same time shey u knw.
all his foot soldiers from enoidem to etido inyang r still in pdp. he lost in oruk anam cos he didnt construct a km of road thr. in ini he thought mentor will rescue him heard he gave him 50million when he defected but udom gave ini lg roads n other insfrastructures. in ikotekpene he almost lost. in essien udim he wanted to use in jacking.the figures up, mike cancelled enough units. how can u hv 3polling units in ur compound?
akpabio shhd go make retribution with hjs creator.

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