The Oasis Reporters
August 9, 2018
The voluble and outspoken All Progressive Congress Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole who is a former governor of Edo state and former Nigerian Labour Congress leader likes to impress with his oratorical dexterity and often over talks due to the inability to talk and listen at the same time.
In receiving former People’s Democratic Party, PDP minority leader into the APC in Ikot Ekpene, Oshiomhole said,
“PDP stole Akwa Ibom State dry for 16 years”
Incidentally, going through the political history of Akwa Ibom state, its first Executive Governor for 8 years was Victor Attah, formerly of the PDP, but now in the ruling APC. He ruled the state for 8 years and handed over to Godswill Akpabio who equally ruled for a further 8 years, totalling 16 years.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who fired the Secret Service Chief, Mr. Daura over the invasion of the National Assembly shunned Akpabio’s defection over the supposed enormity of corruption allegations against Senator Akpabio, despite the presence of the Vice Presidential Advance Team in Ikot Ekpene. The rumour mill is awash with stories that the Vice President shunned the event after he was allegedly informed that several billions in dollars was traced to the account of the ex-governor. This however is unverified, until authentic information is received from either Laolu Akande his spokesman or EFCC sources.
As a face-saving measure, a representative of the Vice President was sent to the occasion while several South-South Ministers were noticeably absent. The South South is a strategic region that the APC would desperately like to make inroads into but it remains a stronghold of the PDP, home region of former President Goodluck Jonathan.