These are certainly not the best of times for former Senator Godswill Akapbio. His case challenging the election of Senator Chris Ekpeyong as the duly elected Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District is falling apart like packs of cards at the Tribunal currently sitting in Uyo.
To add to his woes, the Chieftains of the APC, his party, such as Nsima Ekere, Senators John Akpanudoedeghe, Ita Enang, Don Etiebet, Chief Sony Jackson, Obong Umana Umana among others have all fallen out with him and have sworn never to have anything to do with him.
Faced with these dire situation, alone, rejected dejected and afraid that he will be probed and jailed for the billions of Naira he stole from the state in his 8 year rule, Akapbio from exclusive details gleaned from an insider, is said to be secretly plotting the removal of the Head of the EFCC Zonal Office in Akwa Ibom State, Garba Gungum
According to the source, Senator Akpabio is said to have been complaining that the Zonal Head is not protecting him enough and as such, is afraid the he may be probed and sent to jail. “Akpabio is alone; he is like a political leper no want wants to touch. His APC colleagues are all out for the jugular and the EFCC Zonal Head, Garba Gungum whom he has been boasting is in his pocket, is not given to his boastful antics and has distanced himself from him. Akpabio is afraid and is running from pillar to post plotting to have the hardworking Zonal Head removed.
A source close to the EFCC say the Agency will not be intimidated by Akpabio’s desperate moves and that the Zonal Head is a hard-core professional, who enjoys the confidence of his bosses in Abuja. “Akpabio’s plot will certainly fail” the source added.