Former Senate minority leader and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, is confident his new party would emerge victorious in his state.
Akpabio also gave his take on the 2019 general elections, stating that the coming polls will be like the 1940 invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler’s Germany.
He noted that the election will be like a war but his new party would emerge victorious regardless of the efforts of the opposition.
The former Governor of Akwa Ibom spoke over weekend at the funeral Mass of his grandmother-in-law, late Madam Mercy Uduoku Neife Igwenagu, at Christ the king Parish Aguobu-Owa, Ezeagu Local Government area of Enugu State.
Akpabio said: “Recently, I had an occasion in Akwa Ibom State and this is what happened: I went just to make a floor declaration; others do it in the social media, others just sit in their offices, some do it by text messages that they have changed platform, what we call party. But in my own, I just decided to do it in an uncommon way because they call me uncommon transformer. It was watched in 59 countries and somebody asked what happened there, and I said just how it happened in Poland. When they asked Hitler’s minister for information how was the war in Poland? He said Warsaw saw war and war saw Warsaw.
“I will say that in the Ikot-Ekpene arena, when I stepped out, this is my first function after that, Warsaw saw war and war saw Warsaw. We can’t talk politics in the church but in 2019 Warsaw shall see war and war shall see Warsaw. The return will be victory. May God grant us all victory.”
“By the time I joined the (Igwenagu) family, we produced a local government chairman, we produced a commissioner for Urban Development in Enugu State, special Adviser, we produced a commissioner in the government of Anambra State, we produced a business man from the family whose name is everywhere and the daughters are doing well in their different fields. We don’t want to be very rich because when you are very rich and you want to die, you start crying because of your money in the bank.
“All of us have resolved that God should just give us the basic need like Mama was. We just want to be comfortable the way we are and now she is transiting to haven and she will be there as a saint to pray for the rest of the world, may God accept her in Jesus name. Amen!”
Also, while speaking during a rally at Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, which is his first official function since formerly defected to the APC, Akpabio explained his manner of defection, stating that he chose an uncommon method for his defection because he was an uncommon transformer.