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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Former Gov Akpabio Reportedly Says Everybody thinks all former governors are thieves

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom State and minority leader of the senate, says it is difficult for a former governor to be respected outside Nigeria “because everybody believes that all former governors are thieves”.




Akpabio was speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, during the deliberation of the upper chamber on the raid on the home of seven judges by the Department of State Services, DSS.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to destroy the principles of separation of power, saying: “We know there is separation of power; we must bear in mind the need for the survival of democracy and our perception in the international community.

“We must be careful of the kind of image we give to the judiciary; it is difficult for a former governor to be respected outside this country because everybody believes that all former governors are thieves.
“If we carry that toga, everybody will lose confidence in the judiciary. Even if there is corruption, it should be handled carefully so that it does not jeopardise internal security.”

Earlier, the senate had implored the president to call all security agencies to order and direct the full observance of the rule of law in the discharge of their duties.
The call came after deliberation of a motion by Joshua Lidani, senator representing Gombe south, condemning the DSS’ raid.

In the motion, Lidani prayed the senate to summon Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, for a briefing on the issue. But his call failed as the lawmakers voted against it after three voice vote sessions.
Still, Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu north), said the action of the security operatives was wrong and would go a long way in giving the nation a bad name in the international community.

He said that it was condemnable to invade the house of any Nigerian, let alone serving judges.
“This should not have happened even under an unguarded dictatorship, let alone a democracy. Enough is now more than enough,” he said.

Ibn Na’Allah, deputy majority leader, said Nigerians supported the change agenda because of the promise to fight corruption.
He said that the senate was committed to supporting the federal government to fight corruption, but stressed that it must be done within the ambits of the law.
According to Na’Allah, the NJC should have been left to do its job and the senate should be careful in condemning the DSS.

Bukola Saraki, president of the Senate, expressed the “total support” of the upper chamber to Buhari’s fight against corruption, especially in the judicial system.
“We must eradicate corruption in all spheres of our society and this is a matter that we must pursue,” he said.
“I think the national assembly has been playing its role to continue to support government in the fight against corruption.

“We must ensure that this fight against corruption is within the rule of law; any act of anti-corruption that goes against the rule of law does not help the corruption fight.

“That is why this action has been seen in this manner, and it is condemned by the senate; all agencies of government must ensure that they act within the rule of law.”

Nigerian Pilot


42 comments:

  1. Please tell me a former governor that didn't steal 1naira.

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    1. Hmmm, none. How's is your health dear, the Lord keep you to eat the fruits of your labour in Jesus name, amen.

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    2. All former,present,future,aspiring,ex,even visiting governors in this Nigeria are thieves.

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    3. All governors, ALL are thieves.

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  2. You all are thieves including Vuharia!...
    Fighting corruption my ass!...

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    1. Now you're talking. All are thieves! 😂 APC and PDP

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  3. Only APC touts and zombies think that way, not we all. We know of Aishalibuton.





    Proudly 5%

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  4. Is he not a thief?




    Onyeberibe

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  5. Is he not a thief?




    Onyeberibe

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  6. Dis one go skul so, you only read, rights and liberty, he didn't read limitations, their rights are restricted, if found of criminal offense,... And what is dis one saying about how the world sees us... Well they should see us as a country who don't celebrate criminals, and there is equality b4 the Law.
    #JOeFIRSt

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  7. Akpabio everybody knows you are a THIEF.

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    1. My dear, you know how many uncial babes akpabio built house for? How many buses he sent to Calabar every weekend to pack babes? How many boys swore for him because he made their girlfriends dump them? If I start talking about akpabio'd antics it won't be fair on his family. So let me fear God today.

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  8. Everybody doesn't think they are thieves , everybody knows ( in john legend's voice)

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  9. Loool. All fingers are not equal and same can be said about all governors being thieves albeit in varying degrees.
    However, you sire, in the committee of thieves; you are the chief thief.

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    1. LMBO! Your last sentence got me in stitches. I need to start stealing time to visit SDK blog during office hours. Hahahahahahahaha

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  10. Generally all former governors are thieves except my own former Mr Peter Obi. His legacy lives on.

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  11. But its true,only some of them worked while "tiffing"others "tiff"with zero conscience

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  12. Before KO all of Una na theif including buhari wey dey claim to fight corruption

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  13. Buh its tru na......

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  14. Oga Akpabio Majority of you former governors are thieves. You are also one, thats why you forced Udom on The people of Uyo. Though while you we're Governor you did remarkable things in your state. Unlike people like Lucky Igbinedion of Edo state.

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    1. What akpabio did is 1/10th of what he was actually supposed to do. Do you know how many billions AKS was getting every month? Hian!

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    2. Jonathan didnt even do that 1/10th when he was governor

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    3. Please don't let me start with Jona! Please not today....

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  15. Akpabio is actually the biggest rogue of them all and he is still talking.

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  16. Just Negodu this man. Please somebody should tell him that people in Nigeria and outside Nigeria knows that all former governors are thieves and corrupt. which one be outside this country. Both home and abroad, everybody knows. mcheeew.

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  17. Aren't they? pssshhh!

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  18. Passing through. Una know una self.

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  19. No, people don't think that former governors are thieves. There is nothing to 'think' here. All former governors ARE thieves, yes thieves simple and short though in varying degrees, but thieves all the same.

    Again enough of this deceiving sloganeerings. Separation of powers, separation of powers. Separation of powers means power to interprete the laws by the judiciary, power to implement laws and policies by the executives and power to make laws by the legislator. It isn't power to steal, take bribes to pervert justice or prevent commission of crime by the judiciary. If anyone is infringing on the separation of power principle, it's the members of the judiciary and their cohorts outside the judiciary arguing against the power of the executive to arrest bribe-taking-judges. They are not being arrested for delivering or refusing to deliver judgements. They are being arrested for taking bribes, FULL FINAL STOP.

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  20. Godswill Akpabio wasn't a thief oh! He only coveted state allocation ; last time I checked covetousness na only sin for bible .LOL.... petty political thieves of our common wealth!

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  21. Of course we don't think we know

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  22. All governors, I mean ALL are thieves. Just that it is and was in different levels.
    Past governors, present governors, future governors, they are all BARAWOS. I don't even trust any politician again..

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  23. Think ,who have time to think ,we already know

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  24. All governors (former, present and future) were / are thiefs. Though some were / are more corrupt.

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  25. All Nigerian politicians are the best /worse criminal in the whole world,devilish ,greedy, Randy,dubious,wicked,selfish,hrtless,liars, deceivers Infact they are not human again honestly. Na only God almighty will save us from them. They are worse than the devil.

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  26. Did Akpabio just say ' Think ' ? Akpabio is Anene , wondering why he isn't being probed . Ino mkpo

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