The 2019 Campaign Organization Governor Udom Emmanuel, the Divine Mandate Campaign Organization has expressed disdain at the show of disrespect ignited at the Victor Attah International Airport on Friday by former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, and wife Unoma, during the maiden visit of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, to Akwa Ibom State.
In a press release signed by the Spokesperson, Otuekong Emmanuel Ibiok, he described the act as “a show of shame demonstrated by power desperados in an attempt to breach the state protocol in order to boost their already deflated political ego.”
The group demanded an open apology from the duo of Godswill Akpabio and wife, to the Nigerian people and the government of Akwa Ibom State for chaotic act.
Otuekong Ibiok expressed shock at the attitude of the exposed and experienced former Governor of the state in the act which resulted in the open disrespect to the president’s wife.
He added that the act further attests that Warsaw threat which was no fluke, not even to the office of the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He recounted a recent incidence where the duo descended on a highly respected Methodist clergy in Essien Udim for daring to interrupt them from desecrating the sacred Altar of the Lord with highly provocative and inflammable political utterances.
“They are out to get their way in all matters at all cost. They wanted the Nigerian First lady to know that her husband, Mr. President and the APC have ardent followers and supporters in Akwa Ibom, even if they have to prove so by dancing naked on the airport runway.”
He added that they were rather goofed and smeared with bashing by the right thinking members of the society.
Ibiok alerted the people of the demarcation between desperate political maneuvering and respect for constituted authority, stating that it was unjust for anyone to allow overzealous and egocentric political interest disparage the respect and candour which a true patriotic Akwa Ibom sons and daughters carry anywhere in this country.
“Our dignity, integrity and pride as Akwa Ibom people must never ever be toiled with. Anyone who is a former this or that must accept his fate and allow us continue to relish the peace in the state,” he added.
He commended the wife of the Governor, Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel for the display of maturity and comportment even in the face of extreme provocation, saying that her humane disposition has gained wide admirations, and enjoined other patriotic Akwa Ibom persons to steadfastly defend and uphold the sanctity and the awe revered for the seat of the number one citizen of the state.