By Wisdom Peter,
Former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Chief Nduese Essien in a report reaching Brainnewsradio have stated that, the defection of Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and senate Minority leader, Chief Dr. God’swill Obot Akpabio from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive’s Congress (APC) has turned to be a blessing for PDP.
The former National Assembly representative in a statement to some Journalists said that, with Akpabio’s defection, the bond that existed between him and his successor has been broken, which has helped Governor Udom Emmanuel take key decisions without the consent or being hindered by his benefactor.
Essien who stated that people were misconstruing the strength of APC based on Akpabio’s defection disclosed that unknown to many , APC in Akwa Ibom was operating on a fragile platform because of various intrigues within its rank and Akpabio’s entry has further created more problems for the party and made the situation worse – Blessing Bature
In a statement, Essien said, “With his defection , he thinks he can make the impact he made while in PDP and he has made more pronouncements that are more damaging to the interest of the APC”
The elder statesman recalled that Akpabio in one of his statements said that Governor Emmanuel’s emergence was his greatest mistake and that PDP had not done anything in Akwa Ibom for 16 years.
“But who is PDP ? Is Akpabio not PDP ? Meaning he has not done anything in the state which is a serious contradiction to the propaganda he made to build a very high reputation” , he queried – Blessing Bature