By Dr. Tom Mbeke-Ekanem
Ibibio proverb says: “A self-possessed praedial thief, who in his conceit frequents another’s farm, must one day fall prey to misfortune and be deserted by the gods”. In Ibibio, this roughly translates as: Usen itiokiet enyene ino, oyoho itiaba enyene enyene ikot.
Folks, those of you who are in Ibom forum must have read the attached. The document comprised of all the 20 parts I posted in Ibom forum beginning August 16 through Sept. 7, 2018. I urge you to take your time and go through the document, part by part. You would understand why mushroom shapes like an umbrella. It is either wet or rainy in its environment.
The attached document is on why Godswill Akpabio hates and betrays Ibibio. Akpabio was put in office by the Ibibios. It is no secret that Akpabio was behind the kidnappings, tortures, and killings of Ibibio during the 8 years of his administration. Financially, he crippled Ibibios. The attached document is about Godswill Akpabio’s uncle, Ibanga Udo Akpabio who in 1950s was given scholarship by the Ibibio Union to study education in USA. After coming back from US, he was given a job as principal of Ibibio State College by the same Ibibio Union. Sadly, Akpabio turned around and betrayed the very people who trained him, who gave him a job when he returned from America. Compare Godswill Akpabio’s action to that of his uncle, Ibanga Udo Akpabio. It runs parallel.
Another Ibibio proverb says: “A person who does not know his past must contend with the anger of the future”. Feel free to forward the attached to as many people as you can. Note that this has nothing to do with our chapter. Rather, it has a lot to do with the survival of Ibibio as a people.
Akparawa (Dr.) Tom Mbeke-Ekanem