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I regret imposing Emmanuel on Akwa Ibom as governor –  Godswill Akpabio

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Former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio , has expressed regrets for what he called “ imposing ” the Akwa Ibom State governor , Udom Emmanuel , on the people of the state .
Apologising before a crowd at Ikot Ekpene Plaza, Akpabio , who returned from his mother – in – law ’ s burial at Enugu on Sunday evening, said Emmanuel was the greatest mistake he made in a hurry , and asked to be forgiven .

Akpabio , who represents Akwa Ibom North West in the Senate , noted that Emmanuel “ is a mistake that must be corrected in 2019 . ”

“ Udom ( Emmanuel ) is a mistake that must be corrected in 2019 . All hands must be on deck to ensure that the mistake is corrected for a people – oriented leadership under the ruling All Progressives Congress at the centre . ”

According to him , “ Emmanuel ’ s administration has failed the people , ” forcing him to take decisive actions to correct the anomaly for posterity to be fair on him .

Akpabio spoke of the prevalence of hunger and deprivation in Akwa Ibom State since the Emmanuel administration assumed power , adding that it was time for “ holistic action ” to liberate the state from the shackles of bad governance .

Akpabio had , in the run up to the 2015 elections, declared Emmanuel , then Secretary to the State Government , next in line to succeed him , even when 26 aspirants jostled for the post .

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