GOD DISCOVERED AND MADE ME GOVERNOR NOT YOU, UDOM EMMANUEL TELLS AKPABIO

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom State governor, has said God and not his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio, discovered and made him governor. Mr Emmanuel made the claim on Friday at a Victory Thanksgiving Service to thank God for the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the concluded 2019 general elections. POLITICS TIMES recalls that insinuations in some quarters had it that Mr Akpabio brought the banker into politics and ensured he succeeded him in office. Although Akpabio who represents Akwa Ibom North West at the Senate admitted that truly it…

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SOME MEN OF GOD CALLED ME HERDSMEN WHEN I DUMPED PDP- AKPABIO

The Senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Godswill Akpabio, has revealed that some clergymen in Akwa Ibom State called him a herdsman after he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in August 2018, to join the ruling party. In an article titled ‘The Lies and Liars of the Election’, the former Governor of the state revealed how the men of God turned against him following the decision. “I am happy that God is not like some of His priests. “Ever since I decamped…

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41BIL NAIRA AKWA IBOM SPECIALIST HOSPITAL SHUT DOWN, READ WHY

The Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been shut down, just two years after it was built and commissioned by the administration of former governor Godswill Akpabio. Almost all the health workers in the hospital were foreigners, mostly from India. Mr. Akpabio had boasted that the hospital, which he described as ‘world class’, was better equipped and higher in status than university teaching hospitals in Nigeria, and that it was going to promote medical tourism in the country. The multi-million dollar hospital was shut down in September…

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HOW AKWA IBOM GOVT BLOCKED EFCC PROBE OF SENATOR AKPABIO’S 108BIL NAIRA FRAUD 7 TIMES

For seven times, the Akwa Ibom State Government has blocked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating former Governor Godswill Akpabio. The Minority Leader of the Senate is under probe for alleged diversion of public funds and corrupt practices reported to the EFCC through several petitions by Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer. He is expected to be quizzed on how N108.1 billion state funds were allegedly to have been diverted. Akpabio was also alleged to have in 2013 paid N566, 883, 728.66, N441, 808,081.90 and N392, 631,943.37 as gifts…

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AKWA IBOM GOVT ANGRY AS EFCC PROBES AKPABIO OVER 1.4BIL BANK GIFT

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun a fresh probe of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, over allegations that he gave a gift of N1.4bn to a bank for unknown reasons. The EFCC, it was learnt, had written to the bank to explain why the governor allegedly gave it such a gift. However, it was learnt that the Akwa Ibom State Government had dragged the commission before the court, challenging its right to investigate state affairs. A detective at the commission…

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2019: OVER 3MIL YOUTHS ROOT FOR UDOM EMMANUEL’S REELECTION

ABUJA—OVER three  million youth in Akwa Ibom State under the auspices of Niger Delta Youth in Politics, yesterday, threw their weight behind re-election of Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr Udom Emmanuel, in 2019. The declaration of their support was made during the visit of President of Supreme Niger Delta Youth Council Worldwide, SNDYCW, Comrade Michael Ekamon, and his entourage to the state. The youths, who were led by the state’s chairman of the council, Mr Emi Asuquo, to receive the visitors   said that the people oriented projects and…

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