Pro-democracy activist and Lagos lawyer, Inibehe Effiong says the defeat of the former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, is a victory for all peoples of the state and lovers of democracy.
Effiong spoke on his social media handle as the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday advised Nigerians to carry out a revolution to save themselves from the current state of the country.
Kanu made the call while faulting the last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country, claiming that the alleged rigging and killings witnessed during the polls were indications that elections were not designed to respect the will of Nigeria, adding that only a revolution can save Nigerians.
The IPOB leader said in a tweet: “Nigeria was not designed and We’ve witnessed yet another fraudulent election in Nigeria marred by killings and riggings. Nigeria is not designed to respect the will of the people through the ballot box. Only a revolution will save the people. Those opposed to our stance can now see how right IPOB was.’’
For Effiong, the Lagos lawyer, ‘’the spirit of those killed during his regime can begin to rest in peace. Never again should any man assume that he is greater than the people. Akwa Ibom has been liberated from the vicious grip of a monstrous tyrant.’’
Former Deputy Governor, Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) unrooted Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the Red Chamber of the National Assembly with a wide margin.
Ekpenyong kicked out the uncommon former governor with 136,373 votes, while Akpabio got 67,487 votes.
Ekpenyong will now represent Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District, as Akpabio’s global honeymoon appears to be over. Six months after joining the APC, his foes have him figured out.