For years Gov. Emmanuel detested the gubernatorial ambition of Senator Bassey Akpan (OBA). The latter refused to be discouraged and went further to build a formidable network of goodwill.
Gov. Emmanuel recruited Fathers of Faith or religious leaders in his anti-OBA campaign. Next he recruited traditional rulers.
Traditional rulers can be bought for N100, after all government pays their salary.
Mention God, an average Akwa Ibom person loses his capacity to think. And fathers of faith smile to the bank. The Deacon found it necessary to recruit them.
I have no idea of their cost. But the Deacon heard from God on Akwa Ibom state 2023 gubernatorial election, and invited the fathers of faith to convey to them God’s decision or plan, or both.
I thought the Fathers of faith would get to hear from God first before the Deacon politician. Put nothing beyond politicians.
As OBA launched his Uyo Events Centre and dividends of democracy awards, the state went into great applause for him.
The Governor could take none of that. Twenty hours later he presented his “successor” to the fathers of faith and traditional rulers at his official residence in Uyo. He got his party members crowd to join the successor anointing church service.
Yesterday OBA took to the PDP headquarters in Uyo to announce officially his interest in 2023 Gubernatorial election.
The fireworks have officially begun.
Deacon Udom Versus OBA.
The Deacon has a huge war chest. OBA has a huge goodwill of the people of Akwa Ibom state.