The former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah has attributed the failure of APC candidate to win the March 9, polls to Akpabio.
Obong Attah who was the governor of the state from 1999 to 2007 insisted that his former commissioner, Godswill Akpabio is not what people presumes to be, he said that Goodswill Akpabio made Nsima Ekere to fail.
In his words he recalled what he said last year when Akpabio joined APC from London trip:
“In October last year, I said openly that Nsima Ekere of APC had an 80 percent chance of winning the election but that with Akpabio jumping out from PDP to join Ekere’s camp, he would destroy the chances of the young man from winning.
I was very graphic and that was my position. Akpabio was an uncommon governor who has suffered an uncommon defeat and rejection by the common people of Akwa Ibom.
His rejection affected Nsima and APC. At one time, no one thought Udom Emmanuel could win but he won the election cleanly; don’t mind what anyone will tell you about Mike Igini, he is one of the finest INEC commissioners in the country by far.
APC was totally rejected by the people of Akwa Ibom such that they could not even win one seat either in the House of Assembly or the National Assembly”.
Obong Victor Attah ,The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Vanguard Newspaper of 26th March 2019.