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Don Etiebiet Threatens to Leave APC for Akpabio -APC Stalwart Reveals



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LEADER of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Atuekong Don Etiebet, Tuesday, alleged that Governor Udom Emmanuel was in secret talks with him in a bid to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The ex-Minister of Petroleum under General Sani Abacha’s regime, who made the allegation during an APC rally at QIC primary school, Usung Inyang Eket, claimed he told Mr Emmanuel that APC has their governor already.

He was quoted to have said: “Governor Udom Emmanuel called me that he is coming to APC, but I told him not to come that we have a Governor already”.

However, one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Uyo Senatorial District, who spoke to our reporter, described the allegation as a lie.

The APC leader who spoke on condition of anonymity because of his position in the broom party insisted that the Oruk Anam born politician was being economical with the truth, saying Etiebet was looking for an escape route to bid farewell to the APC.

He said, “It is just a big concocted lie. Udom Emmanuel that I know would never call Don Etiebet to negotiate for defection.

“The truth is that, Don Etiebet had vowed never to remain in the same party with Senator Akpabio because of their age-long disagreement”, he said.

Asked if Etiebet has tendered his defection letter, the APC stalwart, said: “My friend, I have worked under Don Etiebet right from when he was the National Chairman of the ANPP. I know his entire gimmick. I won’t say more, just go and write this down that, Don Etiebet is just looking for an escape route to defect to PDP”, he quipped

Speaking further, he explained: “With the recent defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio to the APC and his designation as the leader of the party in the State, the development has stirred crises among people like Etiebet and other stakeholders”.

Meanwhile, our political desk gathered from another source that Akpabio and Etiebet have been engaging in a bitter political battle before the later joined the APC, about four years ago.

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