After making his claims that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) robbed Akwa Ibom State for 16years, Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have been reminded by Nigerians that those who perpetuated the act were now in the ruling party.
Mr Oshiomhole on Wednesday while receiving the former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio, claimed the opposition party squandered the resources of the state with nothing to show for it.
The former Edo State governor urged the people of the state not to be deceived by the PDP again.
“Please don’t be deceived. These are very tempting moments. Nigerians will know the difference between party A and party B,” TheCable quoted him as saying.
“I ask you, if a seasoned notorious armed robber who has been robbing you for 16 years; they tripled the robbery, they digitised the robbery… When you kick them out of office, they sponsor confusion here and there.
“But the people are saying no matter how you sponsor, we can see behind the facts,” Mr Oshiomhole said.
His submission did not go down with some Nigerians who reacted to his claim.
A look at Mr Oshiomhole’s claim reveals that two former governors of the state who ruled during the period are now in the APC.
While Mr Victor Attah ruled the state from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, Mr Akpabio, a serving senator, took his turn to rule the oil rich state from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015. The duo are now in the ruling party and after governing on the platform of the opposition party.
The incumbent governor, Udom Emmanuel, is having his own turn still on the platform of the PDP.
“Oshiomhole talks carelessly, Has he forgotten that the two governors who ruled during the said years are now in APC? asked a Facebook user, Stanley Chukwumezie.
Princess Teddie Awuzie said: Indeed Oshomole will destroy APC. Is Akpabio not the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State under PDP. Sorry Chairman.
Hector Patrick said: Sure It simply means that Arc victor Attah robbed the state for 8years,then Godswill Akpabio now robbed for another 8years… And both of them are all in the APC now,so who now looted the state’s treasury…
“Laughing at @OfficialAPCNg for saying @OfficialPDPNig destroyed Akwa-Ibom and then asking Akwa-Ibom people to accept an Akpabio who did 8 our of the PDP 16 years,” a tweet from Senator Ben Murray-Bruce read.
The national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, was also quoted as making same remarks against the PDP.
“How can Tinubu present Akpabio to Akwa-Ibom in one breath and in the next breath ask Akwa-Ibom to reject @OfficialPDPNig because PDP destroyed Akwa-Ibom for 16 years. Does he not see the contradiction? For 8 solid years out of those ‘16 years of destruction’ Akpabio was Governor!” said Reno Omokri via his twitter handle.
Nura Sabo Anku tweeting via @Nsa20 said: “From today Akpabio is the great saint of the South South crowned by @OfficialAPCNg through Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He said @OfficialPDPNig spent 16years destroying Nigeria so Akwa-Ibom was ruled by good 8 solid years under the leader of Saint Akpabio. Akwa-Ibomite are witnessed.”