- Senator Akpabio reportedly compared his defection and the forthcoming 2019 elections with the 1940 invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler
- He allegedly said the election shall be a war which its victory shall be in his side and his party, APC
- The former Senate minority leader said his defection the APC was uncommon and watched in 59 countries
Former Senate minority leader, Obong Godswill Akpabio, has allegedly compared his defection to the APC and Nigeria’s forthcoming 2019 general elections with the historic 1940 invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler’s Germany.
Senator Akpabio who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the election shall be a war which its victory shall be in his side and his new political party, Vanguard reports.
Conducting what he said was his first official function since he formally defected to the APC in a rally at Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state, Akpabio said he chose an uncommon method for his defection because he was an uncommon transformer.
NAIJ.com gathered that the former governor of Akwa Ibom spoke over the 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 businessman 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!”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that former governor of Jigawa state and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, alleged that Senator Akpabio was blackmailed into joining the APC.
Lamido, who made the statement while addressing propose delegates to the national convention of the party, said APC government showed “Senator Akpabio some files and he became afraid” and dumped PDP for APC.
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