A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has given conditions under which he will support incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel for second term. The Senator spoke at the annual get-together organized by the deputy governor, Chief Moses Ekpo. Akpabio said he would support the governor for a second term if perceived current marginalization of his senatorial district was addressed. He warned that the era of ‘carry-go’ politics was gone and charged the governor to brace up for the big task.
The former governor, who is widely believed to have installed the incumbent governor against all odds in 2015, pointed out that he would only endorse Emmanuel’s re-election and rally support for him if the policies and programmes of the administration were not discriminatory against Ikot Ekpene geo-political zone.
He said, “2018 is less than one year to election, all is not well, don’t allow anybody to deceive you that all is well. If the hotel in Ikot Ekpene rots after so much money had been expended on the project, would that be a good thing?