LEGISREPORTS NG – Ruffled by the horde of possible successors to his office, Governor Goodswill Akpabio has decided to offer cash backing to all governorship aspirants in Akwa Ibom State.
LEGISREPORTS findings indicate that each aspirant contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has become 120million naira richer, courtesy of the governor.
The gesture said to be motivated partly by fear of the unknown, is believed to be Akpabio’s joker to keep all the aspirants guessing as to whom he actually supports for a successor.
The move is also believed to be part of a ploy by the governor whose tenure comes to an end in May next year, to keep good relations with the governorship hopefuls since he “has become quite confused as to who to support for the office”.
Already, some of the aspirants who have got wind of the ploy are said to be drawing up fresh strategies to keep ahead of the guessing game of the governor not minding the financial largesse.
Several efforts to reach the Governor’s media aide was unsuccessful
This report was prepared by a citizen reporter in Uyo