Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Victor Attah, has expressed doubts that Senator Godswill Akpabio can help the All Progressives Congress' quest for victory in the state in 2019.
Akpabio, who quit as the Senate Minority Leader recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC.
Attah told The Punch that Akpabio was only celebrated at the national level after his defection, explaining that it was a different matter at the state level.
“If APC manages to win Akwa Ibom today, it would be in spite of rather than because of Akpabio. This is because if you leave it to Akpabio, I really don’t believe APC can go far in Akwa Ibom State. This is what I know to be the situation.
“There is a saying in my home town that ‘if you manage to cook a pot of soup, cover it properly because if you allow unworthy creatures like cockroaches, millipedes to crawl in, they make it sour.’ This may just happen to the APC at the state level. As an elder statesmen and an objective observer of what is going on in Akwa Ibom, there was a time I would have said that Akwa Ibom had become at least 80 per cent APC. I wouldn’t have been wrong."