By Anietie Usen
I remember May 29, 2023. That was 100 days ago. By 9 am, I was already seated in the grandstand of the Nest of Champion Stadium, Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State. Everywhere was jam-packed and bustling with festivities by diehard PDP loyalists and supporters. This was the day they had been waiting for. After a gruelling and marathon political consultations and campaigns that stretched for 14 months, Pastor Umo Eno, was about to be sworn in as governor of Akwa Ibom State.
Everyone in the stadium was in high spirits. From the Party stalwarts in their colourful uniforms to the party footmen with their flags, banners, drums and trumpets, the air was filled with satisfaction and anticipation. Intermittently, a tumult of victory songs would break out and nearly all seated in the main bowl of the 30,000 stadium were trying to make themselves heard over the din.
Amidst this jubilation, huggings, handshakes, chest thumpings, and sporadic uproars, my phone rang. The…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper