By Chidiebere Nwobodo
It's no longer news that Sen. Godwill Akpabio has left the PDP for APC. As surprising and perverse the decision may be, as democrats, we don't have any option but to respect his fundamental right of association and expression, as enshrined in the constitution. I will not call Sen. Akpabio a "looter" simply because he left PDP for a fractured and demystified APC, exactly the stereotypical manner a Buharist would have reacted, had it been the opposite.
Those Buharists who have been threatening fire and fury against Senate president Bukola Saraki and his fellow defectors, are yet to raise their voices against this development. They have not told us again how "illegal" and "unprincipled" for a senator to abandon the party that brought him to office and transfer the mandate to his new party.
The human "rice" activist and legal face of APC, Femi Falana has maintained hypocritical silence, because this one favoured APC. The ugly whore and demented buffoon in the Villa called Lauretta Onochie, who has ridiculed the office of the president by her crude utterances, unbefitting of her office, is yet to "list the sins" of Sen. Akpabio, like she did against Saraki. Adams Oshiomhole had suddenly gone mute, and also suffered partial amnesia, that made him forgot that a senator "cannot take a crown that belongs a family to another", as he shamelessly stated against Saraki. The old nincompoop called Sen. Abdullahi Adamu is yet to disturb our peace again, on why "Akpabio must face the consequences of his wrong decision".
Like a moonlight story, scripted to reflect the world of fantasy, the "saintly" party called APC, condescended so low to the extent of coming to the dens of "looters" to woo one of its "gang" leaders, to join them in the "sanctuary of the righteous". What an irony! Sen. Akpabio has given his life (defection) to Christ (APC). He is a "new creature" (APC member) and old things (corruption charges), have all passed away! He has been baptised by John De Baptist (Bola Ahmed Tinubu), and has been given a new garment of "integrity" by no other person but custodian of it called Mohammadu Buhari.
By virtue of being "born again" (APC member), god of APC---President Buhari has redeemed Sen. Akpabio of all his sins and that of his forefathers. Ancestral curses have no hold on Sen. Akpabio again as a result of mark of holiness (broom), in front of his abode. Even his potential iniquities have all been forgiven in advance.
PDP members have taken solace in their new found members, who came back from a wild goose chase in the wilderness, like the proverbial prodigal sons that wasted their fathers wealth.
The returnees confessed they thought that they were running from snakes in PDP, but ended up in the coven masked as the APC, where venomous Pythons, cobras, anacondas, scorpions and crocodiles were bitting and stinging each other to death. They realized that they went into unholy alliance with sadists, tyrants, ethno-religious bigots, death merchants and megalomaniacs, who believes so much in absolute power, not for the good of the country but persecution and oppression of political opponents cum critics.
Sen. Akpabio's defection has also exposed high level of political naivety, gullibility and unbelievable hypocrisy amongst APC e-rats. A club that lost its Ronaldos, Messis, Neymars, Bales, Mbappes, Modrics, etcetera, in a free transfer market to its main rival (PDP), has rolled out drums to celebrate the signing of Benzemas, Ighalos, Baloguns of this world, as if the club (APC) has won Champions league. They forgot that their new signings are exiting their old club (PDP), because they're afraid of competing for jerseys with the new world class players, with millions of fans across the globe. Only a club destined for relegation, will employ the services of an arrogant and tactless rabble-rouser like Adams Oshiomhole as its new coach, who sees himself as village headmaster that must flog his recalcitrant pupils into line, using razor-laced koboko.
Let me remind the APC that its out-of-form signings are good in missing goal-scoring chances, commiting penalties and conceding own-goals. Sen. Akpabio has never functioned in the full capacity as senate minority leader, Sen. Enyinna Abaribe has be performing that role instead. He has been more of Buhari's praise-singer than formidable opposition voice. He will perform better in his new club where hailing and sycophancy are means of livelihood and immunity against corruption charges. He doesn't have the mental fortitude and testicular strength for opposition politics. His strained relationship with his godson, Gov. Emmanuel Udom, is only a smokescreen being put up by Sen. Akpabio to return to his usual lifestyle of AGIP---Any Government In power.
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