Atedo Peterside Slams Akpabio Over Comments At Wigwe’s Funeral

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Atedo Peterside, the president and founder of Anap Foundation, has criticized the President of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, for his remarks at the final burial ceremony of the late CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe.

Allub Times recalls that the Senate president faced backlash for the behavior he displayed at the bank chief’s burial ceremony.

Akpabio, on Saturday, confronted Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State over comments made at the funeral of the former Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son.

During his speech at the funeral service, the Rivers governor asked politicians who attended Wigwe’s funeral to explain the purpose of their quest for power.

In response to Fubara’s comments while delivering his speech and tribute, Akpabio stated that if there is no value in the pursuit of politics, the governor should resign.

The Senate President also recounted a story about his desire to become the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom and urged the governor to step away from the alleged power struggle.

However, expressing his disapproval in a post on his official X account on Monday, Peterside said Akpabio’s actions were self-centered and insensitive.

“For the record, I was among those who found the Senate President’s comments at the Wigwe Family Funeral in PH to be in poor taste. He began by lamenting that @PeterObi received greater applause than he (Akpabio) got & later told us to join him in consoling the widow who was lying in one of the 3 caskets in front of him. Jokes ? Political jibes at a solemn Combined Funeral? Methinks that was self-centred & totally insensitive,” Peterside wrote.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.