Nineteen points from the Planet Radio interview with Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Arch. Obong Victor Attah

  • “I missed the inability to contribute to anything especially correcting”….
  • “As a paramount ruler I should be interested in who governs my people and how”….
  • “I did not tell anybody I am quarrelling with Akpabio”
  • “I have advised my successor that I’m out of office but not out of ideas, but Akpabio hasn’t involved me in anything”.
  • “I was never requested in Government house and I didn’t go…staying away wasn’t intentional.”
  • “Don’t ask me personal questions…It Is not a matter of not supporting Godswill. It’s a matter of not liking what is going on.”
  • “If we don’t kill corruption, it will kill Nigeria.”
  • “The people with the easiest opportunity to be corrupt are the people who were in government”.
  • “If you de-camp from PDP because you believe we will shield you from corruption, you are lying”.
  • “The most successful governor is one who is very close to his predecessor”.
  • “The IBOM Science Park project was abandoned after me because of the irregularities nobody is ready to talk about.”
  • “I wanted to do an Airport, I got an insulting letter from ministry of Aviation, the letter saying if Akwa Ibom has money why not use it to improve Calabar Airport.”
  • “Industrial concept of establishing the Ibom power concept has been defeated.”
  • “Akwa Ibom is not benefiting from all this things we started because it has been bastardize.”
  • “My administration was referred to as the government that understood the needs of the people and did everything to supply it.”
  • “Today we should be talking about settlement towns not housing estates “…
  • “Creation of additional states will be difficult to accomplish.”.
  • “Each and every of these 36 states is viable.”
  • “If we think everybody’s property is nobody’s property we will not succeed.”


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