Great Moses Basil
It is no longer news that men of the Department of State Service (DSS) otherwise known as SSS on Thursday invaded the Presidential Wing of the Akwa Ibom State Government House located along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.
What is not known to the public is the method employed by Udom Emmanuel to remove ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio from the Presidential Lodge he currently occupies in the Government House.
Udom Emmanuel secretly confided to friend why he is very uncomfortable about the continuous residence of Akapbio in the Lodge after the expiration of his tenure as Governor.
Udom came to a final conclusion to use an undercover to do a fake intelligence to the SSS on existence of weaponry in the lodge. He reached this agreement with a closed friend who told him of the extreme annoyance the continued stay of Akpabio in that lodge has generated and the escalating alienation his practice non-control of issues bothering on control of governance.
The friend told Udom Emmanuel that the only way he can gain some public sympathy is to use a tactical way to get rid of Akpabio from that lodge.
In a way to make the plan appears executed by the Governing Party, the APC, Mr Udom Emmanuel was advised to use an undercover to send a petition to SSS that there are a large cache of arms currently hidden in the lodge.
This was carefully thought out by the planners to help them remove Akpabio by force since Akpabio knows that the Anti-Corruption crusade of President Buhari will surely come for him and to paint a picture that Udom Emmanuel is beginning to charge as Governor.
Udom’s adviser on this told Udom that he is to be fast about it because there is the likelihood of a rerun election, so that he can gain more sympathizers else, people will still see him as still fronting himself as proxy for Akpabio to continue his 3rd Term in office. Udom bought into the idea and never discussed it with any of his kitchen members for fear of the game plan being leaked back to Akpabio.
Udom then mobilized the undercover agent with the sum of N200million to execute the task clean devoid of mentioning his involvement to the top echelon of the men of DSS since the current Head of DSS might not buy into such dubious game plan. Lo and behold, the hatchet men dispatched a petition to DSS and ask them to rush in immediately now that Akpabio is not there. On the strength of that petition, the DSS moved in.
Whatever was found in the Presidential Lodge during the raid is left for the DSS to make official statement. Some people now misconstrued the raid to unwarranted invasion of Akwa Ibom State Government, and linked it to the APC.