By Harris-Okon Emmanuel
UYO—Chief Press Secretary to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Ekerete Udoh, yesterday, said there was no rift between the governor and his predecessor, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Udoh who spoke in Uyo, said Governor Emmanuel and Senator Akpabio were enjoying very cosy relationships, noting the rumour that they had fallen apart was in the warped imaginations of those peddling it.
He said: “I’m surprised you asked that. The Senate Minority Leader, Akpabio, granted an interview recently where it was massively circulated over the social media and he said he has the best of relationship with his successor.
“These rumours are manufactured by certain entities to throw banana peels, but nobody will step on it because the two leaders are brothers who have invested in the advancement of Akwa Ibom State. The two leaders are bests of friends.
“The governor was elected to work for the people of Akwa Ibom State, so there is no opposition in the state, maybe it exists on social media. Akwa Ibom State is excitingly PDP state. So it is possible that the opposition lives, breaths and circulates within the social media. When the real opposition materialises, we will let the works of his excellency speak for itself.
“His Excellency is going for a second term and given what he has done for the people of Akwa Ibom State, his disposition is that the people will return him overwhelmingly, the margin of victory in 2019 will be larger than 2015.
“I am very optimistic, because Nigerians have become exceedingly politically sophisticated. Nigerians now have the capacity to distinguish falsehood and facts. Nigerians political culture is deepening. Nigerians, for whatever reason they felt about Jonathan, elected Buhari, and Nigerians now are beginning to say “Oh my God.
“Nigerians are now going through buyers’ remorse because the change they were promised has not materialised. So there is no comparison. PDP is a party of doers and it is a known facts. PDP stands a fantastic chance of reclaiming powers in the next gheneral election”