…Uduaghan, Amaechi Walked Out of Reconciliation Meeting
The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, was at his arrogant best again last weekend when he donated N1 million each to the state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the south – south to ‘buy Mr. Biggs’ for their ‘hungry members’.
The incident took place at the reconciliation meeting of the party in the zone which took place at the Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The latest show of unnecessary financial power from Akpabio was coming on the heels of his controversial donation of two brand new Prado Jeeps to popular musician, 2Face Idibia, and his wife, Annie Macaulay during their wedding penultimate weekend.
He is also set to sponsor 30 people from the state to Dubai for the white wedding on the account of the state.
Akpabio also single handedly donated a huge sum of N230 million on behalf of the newly formed PDP Governors’ Forum even when most of the governors claimed they were not aware of the donation.
At the Port Harcourt event, Akpabio came late to the event which had in attendance the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan had spoken innocently of the need to put in place measures to ammeliorate the sufferings of the party members.
According to Uduaghan, while the party governors are busy providing the necessary infrastructure to the people, they should not forget to empower the party members.
It was in response to Uduaghan’s speech that Akpabio stood up and said, “my brother Uduaghan said you’re hungry. I’m donating N1 miilion to each state secretariat of our party in the south – south for members to buy Mr. Biggs. You can collect the money after this speech”.
Akpabio made good his promise as his aides started bringing in huge Ghana-must-go bags after his speech.
Visibly angry Uduaghan and his Rivers State counterpart, Rotimi Amaechi, walked out of the event and it took a visibly embarassed Tukur to explain that the two governors had other assignments.
– Omogbolahan Adisa/Port Harcourt