|Otobong 'Aquilla' Akpan|
The S.A to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Students Matters, Miss Otobong Akpan is causing a major crisis in the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Joint Campus Committee (JCC), a body under National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
Information at our disposal has it that the Governor’s Special Assistant who is fondly called Aquilla has sworn that over her dead body will the recently inaugurated exco be allowed to operate. Findings reveal that she has finished plans to constitute and inaugurate a parallel exco to the real JCC state exco headed by Akwaowo Clifford Ukpong.
We learnt that she had wanted to stay on in the position as JCC chairman in the state even after her one year tenure had elapsed, but she was forced to vacate the office. After vacating the office, according our multiple sources, she wanted installing her stooge as her successor, but such efforts were rebuffed and Akwaowo Clifford emerged against her wishes.
It is understood that she has boasted that she has several connections in government and will make sure Akwaowo is not recognized as the chairman of the students’ body. It is understood that she has made frantic efforts to rubbish the legitimacy of the Akwaowo led administration by luring those who were hitherto loyal to his (Akwaowo’s exco) with promises of giving them appointments in Governor Udom Emmanuel’s government and councillorship positions in their local governments.
Even after serving out her tenure as the JCC chairman, findings reveal that Aquilla has refused to hand over the students body’s official bus to new exco.
…more details to follow soon