Extra: But who stole Akpabio’s mandate?
By Abasiama EtukAkpan, Uyo
Interestingly, the social media has been littered and agog with stories and some sort of ill optimism that “people” stole the mandate of the current Senator Representing Akwa Ibom North West(Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District, Obong Godswill Akpabio.
This undue optimism has been on circulation since the day the Incumbent Senator was announced to have lost the election to his opponent and a former Deputy Governor in the State, Engr. Chris Ekpenyong .
This confidence has made me perplexed on who actually stole the mandate of Chief Godswill Akpabio in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District. Is it armed robbers? Is it Kidnappers? Is it War Saw, Saw War Kingpins? Is it Enugu Traditional Rulers Council? Is it Daura Monarchs? Is it Aso Rock Settlers? Is it Ndito Uba commonly found in Ibom Plaza and Itam Fly over?Is it Scolombo boys of Calabar? Is it Militants of Niger Delta?Is it Boko Haram members?Is it Fulani Herdsmen?Is it elders, youths or his aides In the district? Who please?
This question has been in my mind on who among this numerous people stole the mandate of Senator Akpabio.
One fact is clear and should be made clearer to the former Governor that he lost the elections because of so many convincingly reasons he never knew in that same race. He never campaigned in the district, he never took the people seriously, he never consulted anyone in the whole district, he never sensitize the aged in the hitherlands that he is no longer in the party that everyone knows him for with the symbol of umbrella(PDP)and that he defected. Could this same people be with his mandate? Maybe I will need to ask his media aides, Anietie Ekong or Mfon Usoroh.!
There are very salient issues Senator Akpabio needs to be aware of that could have shown him that he was to loose this same elections earlier before the official announcement of the results. To me, those signs showed that God has left him and he won’t win the elections such as, when he walked under the rain during one of his party ,APC campaigns in the state rejecting an Umbrella to cover him was one of the first signs that all is not well with the Senator. The rain that poured on him profusely was a clear sign that something will be wrong.Of course, he should have used Broom to cover himself.
Another sign was when his once enemy whom he denied ticket to return to the Senate and a former Director, Planet FM, Senator Ita Enang wiped his face in one of local government campaigns of the APC when he was crying and wailing that since he left PDP, there is trouble. The same Ita Enang that he once mocked and called names in public fora when he was a Governor.
The same Ita Enang that he allegedly took the federal polytechnic from his home town of Ibiono Ibom to his Ukana town wiped his face when he was acting the cry game. To me, his star was taken from him on that day by that same known enemy.
I wonder if that can be the reason he(Enang)was seen exchanging pleasantries with the same man he said did not win the elections and was rigged into power the same day he collected Certificate of Return from INEC In Abuja. Could that be?
In all of these, am forced to ask,Who Stole Senator Akpabio’s mandate that his hirelings and dreamers are wailing in all places.Could the mandate be with Tribunal Lawyers which they have gone in search of? Where is this particular mandate please? Could it be in Ididep in Ibiono Ibom LGA?
I will keep asking this question until I find who stole the mandate of Senator Akpabio and report the person to President Buhari and Alhaji Issa Fantua.
What goes around,comes around.The fact remains that Senator Akpabio lost woefully and convincingly. Needless for this talks of going to court to reclaim a mandate that you were never given and that you lost convincingly due to an uncaring attitude over some sensitive issues.
Please who is with the mandate of Senator Godswill Akpabio?