He is arguably the Father of Modern Akwa Ibom. He stole the show as a young Commissioner when Arc Victor Attah was in the saddle.
He rose to prominence to become his successor. Thereafter, he started erecting his political empire
He was given a leeway to run his administration without being teleguided .He dictated his own tunes. When the game was up, He handed over the baton of leadership to his now estranged godson, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel but he still wanted to pull the strings behind the scene. Senator Godswill Akpabio loves hugging the headlines,
The duo trudged on grudgingly in this marriage of inconvenience until he came to the point the bubble started bursting.
Now the self acclaimed Uncommon Transformer who once said that the broom was for people in servitude will use it tomorrow at Ikot Ekpene Stadium to sweep away the tattered parts of the umbrella.
How will his so called teeming supporters feel ? Will they all resigned enmasse and follow him as was the case in the state of harmony ? Is this going to be a journey of no return to political Golgotha ?
I cry for my once beloved land of promise. Things have suddenly fallen apart but I really know for sure that the centre may still hold.
No man indeed can play God and No Man too is indispensable in this state that is named after God
I wish the former Speaker of the Student Parliament of my alma matter well as he now waves the broom but my candid advice to his bewildered fans is to wave the olive branch.
I am now going back to dust my books on the study of Akpabioism