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Akwa Ibom: State where commissioners, others, kneel for Akpabio’s wife

Kneeling, bowing or prostrating for the
wife of Akwa Ibom State governor, Mrs. Unoma Akpabio, is a common
feature in Akwa Ibom state.

Those who do not oblige to this concept are often considered to be anti-Akpabio’s administration.
A member in the Akwa Ibom State House of
Assembly representing Mbo State Constituency, Mrs. Alice Ekpenyong,
knelt before the governor’s wife at the Independent National Electoral
Commission office, when they were being presented with the certificates
of return in 2011.
Similarly, many of the commissioners in
the state cannot stand before Mrs. Akpabio to talk; they must either
face a different direction or stoop low before her.
Recently, the Commissioner of Works, Mr.
Don Etim, was found kneeling to talk to her during one of the Peoples
Democratic Party campaign rallies in the state.
Etim is the Dean, College of
Commissioners in the state. He is one of the longest serving
commissioners in Akpabio’s administration.
Also a commissioner for Women Affairs and
Social Welfare, Dr. (Mrs.) Glory Edet, was recently seen fanning her
during the presentation of the 2015 Appropriation Bill to the House of
Assembly.
A strong PDP member, Mr. Silvernus Okon, stated that the governor’s wife has no regards for anybody.
He added that even if Etim had wanted to kneel before her, she would have cautioned the man against doing so.
“It is unbelievable that Don Etim who is old enough to be her father could descend so low to kneel before her.
“This tells you the type of people that
we have in the state. Even if Etim had wanted to kneel for her, we
expected her to have stopped him and cautioned him against doing so in
future,” he said.
All attempts to get Etim to react to why
he knelt before the governor’s wife failed as calls to his phone
indicated that it had been switched off.
A text message was also sent to him which he did not reply.
culled from PUNCH
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