Why I was sacked by Akpabio, by ex-Finance Commissioner

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Aug 23rd, 2014
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THE immediate-past Commissioner for Finance in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Bassey Albert, a.k.a (OBA), yesterday gave an insight into how Governor Godswill Akpabio relieved him of his job. Albert, who spoke with reporters in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, lamented that he was sacked because he showed interest in succeeding Governor Akpabio will decide. Albert also said that he would take a position whether to contest the 2015 governorship race or not after consulting with the people of the state across the 31 local government areas. The ex-commissioner said the feedbacks from the 24 local government areas already visited showed that the people of the state want change and are asking to him to contest the governorship poll. Albert also explained that there was need for Ibibio to come together to resist any form of imposition, saying that no ambition should be bigger than the collective unity of Ibibio people. He, however, thanked Governor Akpabio for giving him the opportunity to serve his people for almost seven years, saying there was no way the history of Akpabio’s administration would be written without his name being mentioned. in 2015. Albert, who condemned his sack, said there were persons in the state executive council using the government platform to consult for the 2015 governorship election. “I was sacked as Commissioner for Finance because of my interest in the 2015 governorship race, but there are other people like the Secretary to the State Government Udom Emmanuel and the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ekpenyong Ntekim, who are also interested in the office, using government platform to consult people and they are still in government. “I see my aspiration as a divine will of God. You might begin to wonder how I will do it. I will do it through the people of Akwa Ibom State. The governor is a human being, he can choose to support whoever he chooses to support, but it is the Akwa Ibom people that

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