…Ex Gov begs Chief Afangideh to intercede, godfather adamant, disowns Akpabio
Ubong Okpon, Uyo
Barely a week after Senator Godswill Akpabio insulted the Afe Annang Traditional Father’s for visiting Governor Udom Emmanuel at Government House, Uyo, a strange ailment has hit the former Senate Minority Leader. Akpabio, sources close to him reveal, have been experiencing bouts of seizures of recent which led him to consult some spiritualists for help.
The visit to the Governor by the Annnag Royal Fathers was led by Okuku Pius Esideh, the Itai Afe Annnag.
“When in that state, he starts seeing old people that had passed away many years ago. Oga strongly feels that maybe there is a spell on him for saying that the leadership of Afe Annang that visited the Governor some weeks back were there as “beggars” and that if they were that hungry, they should have come to him”, said a source who pleaded annonimity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter due to the sensitive nature of the issue.
Investigation reveals that the former Governor coming to this realization that he might have offended the apex Traditional stool of Annang land has been making frantic efforts to reach his former political father, Chief M.A. Afangideh to no avail.
According to a source, “He (Akpabio) made several attempts with his line to talk to Chief Afangide on phone and plead with him to lead him to appease the gods of Annang land but the Chief refused to answer his calls. He then used a different line after about two hours to call Chief Afangideh and the old man innocently answered not knowing it was Akpabio calling with a strange number”.
“When Chief eventually picked the call,
Akpabio, unlike his usual boastful and confident voice, used a rather subdued voice to say, My father, it is me your son.
Chief Afangideh told him pointblank, Godswill I think I have told you that I am no more your father and please don’t call me again and dropped the call. But he has been sending emissaries and mounting pressure on Chief from third parties he knows are close to Chief”, he said.
Sources say when it starts, even his wife can no longer recognise him again. “Once it starts, Akpabio will start screaming and calling some names of people who have died. The wife got so confused at a point before she went to the Catholic Bishop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese, Dr Cammilus Umoh who sent ten Catholic priests to be celebrating mass at the house every 12 midnight. Its a scary situation”, he said.