Akpabio’s betrayal : Senator OBA reacts to unfolding “Tribal War” in Akwa Ibom State
Bassey Albert, Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District has reacted to impending Tribal war brewing in Akwa Ibom State over the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio from Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) to All Progressives Congress(APC).
The defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio has been welcomed by some members of the public as a betrayal of Ibibios by the Annañg people of the state despite rejection of Senator Akpabio by his kinsmen.
Notable elders like Engr. Chris Ekpenyong a former Deputy Governor, Sen. IbokEssien and others from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District has dissociated themselves from the purported defection of Senator Akpabio, describing the Senators act as selfish and greedy.
Senator Bassey Albert on social media – Facebook called on Akwa Ibom people to work together for a United State devoid of Tribal war.
“Let’s Work to Consolidate a United,Detribelised and Indivisible Akwa Ibom State I Beg All. Please stop the Tribal war for a better Akwa Ibom State . I pray for only the will of God to be done in our dear state. Sen Oba.”
Among those who reacted to the post include George Udom an APC member and core Buharist said. “But my senator, you know I’m against these state sponsored ethic sentiments flooding the recent campaign across the state, this will end up dividing us along ethnic lines
Let’s be more focused on the facts on ground if we must win this election
The idea of Ibibio this, Anang that should be grossly disallowed
I remain loyal to individual not political lineage and I believe you know my stance on this
I know you to be one of the greatest leaders of our time
A leader is supposed to be a dealer in hope, regardless of his ethnical background”
Uduak Okon commented “Together we stand, to disguise all indecent act comes 2019 to build a better AKWA IBOM for our new generation….we solidly behind u distinguished”
Promise Etim wrote “The message is very clear. The funny thing is that it permeates to the very roots and even to younger folks. Tribalism hurts, please this message should be upheld by all and sundry. We must sustain the peaceful coexistence that has kept us as an indivisible entity since the state was created in 1987. We must ensure younger generations are not influenced by some component of ethnicity.”
Ekemini Ebiwok commented “My Senator, you now have my support.”