By NseaAbasi Effiong, United States,
A Youth group under the auspices of Akwa Ibom Democratic Alliance in the United State has described the defeat of incumbent Senator representing, Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio as a big loss to Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, and Africa.
In a chat with our correspondent, the acting National President of the group, Collins Bassey described Akpabio as a legend whose developmental stride has put Akwa Ibom State in the World map and brought respect to Akwa Ibom and Akwa Ibomite around the World.
He noted that partisan politics has deprived Akwa Ibom a voice in the National Assembly, who would have probably emerged as the Senate President and bring more honor to the State. The group frown at those who were going round calling Akpabio names as sycophants who would have been nothing without Akpabio’s help and the grace of God.
The group noted that Akpabio was a star whose light cannot be quench and urged him to accept defeat, remain focused and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to develop Nigeria.
According to the group, intellectuals like Akpabio will be a good addition to President Buhari’s cabinet and urged President Buhari to be firm in his quest to develop Nigeria.
“We have lost a voice in the National Assembly, anybody who is happy about it deserves a psychiatric examination. I know Akpabio is not perfect, but that should not give room to sycophant to roll out drums and celebrate,” he noted.
” Before his defection, I spoke with him, he told me he was defecting to team up with the majority to bring development to Akwa Ibom State, which is what a right thinking person would do
“For those who are laughing and celebrating his downfall, i have one news for, Akpabio will rise again and nobody can stop him” he added