Except by sheer grace or divine intervention Chief Godswill Akpabio may soon go bankrupt, following his predicament in the hands of systematic swindlers parading as agents of cabal members in the Presidency.
Investigations reveal that Akpabio went into great shock following the announcement of Mr. Boss Mustapha’s reappointment as Secretary to the Federal Government, after he allegedly cough out almost N500 million to secure same position.
The former Senator had been convinced that he was merely awaiting announcement as everything had been concluded for his appointment to replace Mr. Mustapha.
The same clique had earlier deceived him into parting with humongous amount of money on the pretext that they would hold President Buhari’s hand into penciling him as Chief of Staff, a promise that became stillbirth following the reappointment of Abba Kyari weeks ago.
Before today, it is believed that no lesser than 500 million naira had left the former Governor’s hand to these evil emissaries who even convinced Akpabio to join then occasionally to worship in the mosque.
It was discovered that some high Muslim Clerics believed to have the ears of the President have since grown tired of receiving Akpabio and his Greek gifts, especially when it became obvious that he has lost out of favour with the President.
Akpabio’s woes in the Presidency, from all indications, may not be unconnected with the sponsored blackmail that threatened the position of the Chief of Staff, Abba.
The President had conducted a high level intelligence survey which easily fingered the former Senate Minority Leader as the brain behind the backlash of media attacks on Abba Kyari. A situation which led to his being declared persona non grata at the Aso Rock Villa.
With this development, Akpabio’s attention was shifted to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
With no hope stemming from the poor run at the ongoing National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which he has fought so relentlessly to relocate to Abuja, Akpabio has decided to commit everything into pursuing the quest to emerge in the Federal Excecutive Council.
Some of his aides, who confided in our reporter disclosed that “Obongowo” as he is fondly called, has resorted to staking so much of his properties in Lagos and Abuja to secure bank facilities to remain in the good books of the syndicates ripping him dry.
“Power is everything to Akpabio and he’ is committed to anything and everything possible to stay relevant,” our source concluded.
Recently, he was at the house of his former bitter rival Rotimi Amaechi on the pretext of watching the female world cup match between Nigeria and Germany, an opportunity he used to beg Amaechi to help him get the ministerial slot allocated to Akwa Ibom.
Since his refusal of access to the Presidential Villa, Akpabio has since resorted to finding solace at the tribunal, where he is currently up against the incumbent Senator of his senatorial district, Dr. Chris Ekpenyong.