HUMBLE LIKE A DOG: LIKE NICODEMUS AKPABIO KNEELS DOWN TO BEG GOV. UDOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS

Akan Okokon

 

A few days ago, Lady Valerie Ebe, former deputy governor, Chief Afangide, a PDP leader from Essien Udim LGA, Prince Ukpong Akpabi and Anietie Ekong, Sen Godswill Akpabio’s Media Assistant  arrived the private residence of Gov. Udom Emmanuel in Ewet Housing Estate to meet with the governor.

Their mission was essentially to plead Akpabio’s case before Udom Emmanuel, placate the governor and apologize on his behalf. Mediating the meeting was Lady Ebe. The senator participated in the meeting by calling in from Abuja. He was placed on speaker phone to the hearing of everybody.

All went well. Udom spoke of his support and patronage to Akpabio, recounting steps he’d taken to cover his tracks and get him out of trouble. Akpabio apologized to His Excellency, claiming that his ‘all is not well’ speech and the ‘500,000-vote’ threat he issued was a mistake.  He expressed support and loyalty to Udom Emmanuel and spoke of his willingness to lead him to a resounding win in the next election.

The following day, Akpabio spotted a black cap bearing the ‘Dakkada’ insignia to the Senate plenary, just to further convey a sense of rapproachment with his successor.

To a casual observer, wearing the ‘Dakkada’ cap is a symbol of Akpabio’s apology and re-dedication of his loyalty to his godson, but to experienced politicians in Akwa Ibom, the whole thing is akin to a sweet sound from the cymbal for Udom’s ears, and is meant to deceive and mislead the governor into his political perdition.

After the firestorm erupted, the senator has made several conciliatory gestures to the governor. Many people have also privately begged Udom to sheathe his sword and reconcile with Akpabio, insisting that he cannot win an election without the senator’s backing. But unknown to many, Akpabio has been secretly working on a series of counter measures and plots within his Ikot Ekpene senatorial district against Udom Emmanuel.

His ultimate goal is to control, or be perceived to be in control of the bloc votes of the zone, so that Udom would be forced to beg and pay him  for his support, and then enter into fresh terms of agreement with him. It is not clear whether Udom Emmanuel is savvy enough to see through Akpabio’s deception and scheming carefully masked by sweet sounds of apologies and pleadings. The former governor is notorious for being beguiling, cunning, clever and deceptive. He is the headmaster of the Tortoise School of Politics. There’s a long list of prominent Akwa Ibom people who had been of help to Akpabio, but ended up being devoured by him.

END OF AN ERA: GOVERNOR OKOWA TO BEGIN SACK OF MORONIC COMMISSIONERS IN CABINET RESHUFFLE AHEAD OF 2019 ELECTION

Secret Reporters

Twelve serving Commissioners in Delta State Government will be thrown into the political labour market in few days from now, reliable sources in Government House has squealed to Secret Reporters.

This is coming on the heels of the just concluded Local Government election where the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s eyes became very clear that he has more political morons in his cabinets than performers, who only collects salaries but are political paperweight in their communities.

Those who will be given the boot include the Commissioner for Special Duties (Government House), Henry Sakpra, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dan Okenyi,  as well as their counterparts in Ministries of Health, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Youth Development as well as Oghenekaro Ilolo who heads Urban Renewal.

According to our ever reliable sources, other names have also been penciled down for sack apart from the above listed ones. “Oga is only leaving Kingsley Emu, who is his boy. David Edevbie is also left off the hook as well the Commissioners for Works, Higher Education, Information, Basic Education and the man heading Energy and Power but the remaining ones have their fate hanging in the air.

 

Unless a miracle happens to stop it, the names of the sacked Commissioners will be announced this week. To stop unnecessary pressure and begging, we gathered that the Governor will be flying into Abuja tomorrow (Wednesday), while the names will be reeled out and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Festus Agas.

MEN LIKE GODS: I WILL END YOUR POLITICAL CAREER IN 2019, GOVERNOR AMOSUN TELLS ALL OGUN NATIONAL AND STATE ASSEMBLY LAWMAKERS IN SECRET MEETING

Secret Reporters

Politics in Nigeria is being run like one’s personal business without attention to bureaucracy, and respecting it as an entity to aid the decision making process in a state. A meeting between the Governor, the National Assembly Members and House of Assembly members elected on the platform of the APC has been concluded at the Governor’s office in Abeokuta.

Secret Reporters gathered that those present at the meeting were Senator Lanre Tejuoso, Senator Dada, Hon Micky Kazeem, Hon Williams, Hon Kunle Akinlade and other House of Reps members. Also members of the Ogun State House of Assembly were all present including the Speaker Rt. Honourable Suraj Adekunbi.

The meeting was slated for 9am in the morning and members arrived before time. It officially started late in the afternoon when the Governor declared the meeting open in the presence of party leaders like Chief Derin Adebiyi, Chief Ojuko and others.

There was tension in the air, after the governor revealed jokingly to all of them, that none of them will be returning to their elected posts. He added that his decision is final. The Governor however singled out Hon Micky Kazeem and Hon Kunle Akinlade saying he might consider them later. During the meeting, he asked Hon Akinlade if his governorship aspirations was egged on by him to which Akinlade responded in the negative.

At this point, there was a disagreement as Senator Lanre Tejuoso representing Ogun Central Senatorial district objected to what the Governor said. He made it known to Amosun that he would be seeking re-election and he would go into the primaries with anyone.

In anger, the Governor shouted him down but Tejuoso unperturbed, stood his grounds. Realizing that Tejuso was not bothered, he later in a sarcastic manner told the Senator jokingly that truly the primary is supreme.

The Governor during the meeting allegedly told Senator Tejuoso about the news on the SSG’s ambition and Tejuoso replied that they should be allowed to go to the primaries. He said, that only the governor’s decision in going for senate would make him reconsider his decision. In response to this, the governor said that he was unsure of this at the moment.

Amosun also told the Speaker, Rt Hon Suraj Adekunbi to his face that it’s the end of the road for his political aspiration, announcing that very few of the current Ogun House of Assembly members will be considered by him to return to their various legislative duties. The words from the governor got Hon. Idowu Fuja and Hon. Tunde Sanusi smiling.

Few of the leaders present tried to play diplomacy but it was to no avail. The meeting ended with members leaving the Governor’s office with somber expressions on their faces.