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Akwa Ibom SSG Debunks Report Of Quarrel With Akpabio

Source: THEWILL. - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNOR GODSWILL AKPABIO.
PHOTO: AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNOR GODSWILL AKPABIO.
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UYO, Jan 20, (THEWILL) - The Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Umana Okon Umana has denied reports of a rift between himself and state Governor Godswill Akpabio over their interest in the Uyo Senatorial District seat.

Reports in the local media had suggested that while the governor preferred the candidacy of the incumbent Senator Effiong Bob, the SSG had sympathy for Honourable Ita Enang, who is presently the member representing Itu/Ibiono federal constituency in the House of Representatives. Effiong was however defeated in the PDP senate primary in the state.

Dr. Umana spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Uyo, saying the reports were fabricated by their authors to create a friction between himself and Akpabio.

He said his relationship with the governor remains robust and cordial.