PDP chairman, Uche Secondus and Sen Godwin Akpabio
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on Wednesday declared that it was very unfortunate that the former Senate minority leader Senator Godswill Apkabio chose to walk against the tide to endanger his fine political career, saying that he actually deserved pity.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by his Media aide, Mr Ike Abonyi, in his reaction to the exit former Akwa Imo state governor.
Prince Secondus said that he finds it very strange that anybody would go into a sinking ship at a time every other person was finding their way out of it.
He said that whatever caused Akpabio’s action must have been for self-preservation and not borne out of any rational strategic political decision.
According to the statement, “Senator Akpabio’s decision does not enjoy the blessing of the people of Akwa Ibom whose mandate he enjoyed for eight years as state governor and nearly four years now as a senator
“I cannot fathom any reason why on earth Senator Akpabio should work against the tide, moving at opposite direction to a place every reasonable person are escaping from.
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“He deserves our pity because whatever would make somebody to chose bad for good is clearly one that he should be prayed for salvation especially given the fact that wolves are waiting for his arrival to devour him.
“How on earth can anybody who has his eyes wide open be seen walking into danger knowingly”.
Prince Secondus lashed out at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for arm-twisting and intimidating people into their drowning boat ostensibly to ruin and disintegrate the person involved.
He called on the people of Akwa Ibom to be wise and know when to turn their back from a leader directing them to danger.
According to him, “I urge you to remain focused and continue to give support to your hard-working governor His Excellency Emmanuel Udom as he remains unrelenting in the delivering of democracy to the people”.
He pointed out that Nigerians have long turned their back on the APC after it became manifest that it had nothing good to offer.
He said that the mission to save the nation’s democracy and rescue the country was already on track and no amount of coercion and threat would change what God had already endorsed.
Secondus declared that the PDP rescue train had since left the station and picking democrats along for the 2019 final destination and urged the remaining democrats still in APC to make haste and join the winning team in a rebranded and repositioned political platform.