FORMER SPOKESMAN TO PRESIDENT UMARU YAR’DUA, MR SEGUN ADENIYI ON AKPABIO’S DEFECTION TO THE APC

FORMER SPOKESMAN TO PRESIDENT UMARU YAR'DUA, MR SEGUN ADENIYI ON AKPABIO'S DEFECTION TO THE APC

“….”Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” I remembered that timeless injunction by 20th century Australian journalist, Arthur Brisbane, last weekend the moment I saw the photograph of Senator Godswill Akpabio grovelling before President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Anybody who knows the former Akwa Ibom State Governor very well knows that humility is not one of his virtues; so it must be an act of desperation for him to stoop in the manner he did to accept President Buhari’s handshake…..On 27th March this year, in seconding a motion moved by the senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, seeking an adjournment of the senate to enable APC lawmakers attend the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting holding that day, Akpabio said, “even though we have a quorum of the senate which is about 37 and we in the PDP can continue proceedings, I give them the opportunity to attend the NEC meeting.” He then turned to Lawan and added: “I hereby second the motion to allow you continue the confusion in your NEC meeting today.”

That is the “confusion” Akpabio has elected to join though it is very well within his right. He becomes an issue only because his name is being frequently mentioned as one of the principal actors in the National Assembly sordid drama.” – Segun Adeniyi, Renowned author of the bestselling books “Against the run of Play” and “Power, Politics and Death.

Culled from ThisDay Newspaper August 8, 2018

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