Obong Victor Attah
Since 1999, Akwa Ibom State has remained a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state. And political watchers say the party’s ability to sustain the dominance might not be unconnected with its zoning policy in sharing political offices in the state...
11 Jun 2021
My reaction is one of total disgust and repulsion. There was a time when it was possible to categorize these criminal acts as coming from Boko Haram; Herdsmen; Bandits and Kidnappers.
4 Nov 2020
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has expressed displeasure over the state government’s nonchalant attitude towards tourism and tourist centres in the state.
1 Nov 2020
Against the backdrop of the #EndSars protests, an elder statesman and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has called on the Federal and state governments in the country not to give room for another protest by youths.
27 Oct 2020
Former Akwa Ibom State governor, Obong Victor Attah, has called for urgent “rebirth” of the country through a fully federal system and resource control administered under a parliamentary form of government. The elder statesman, who is also a frontline champion of resource control, condemned in strong terms the act of destroying and burning down private and public properties…
17 Jun 2020
I can write a whole book and, indeed I have written several articles and published numerous papers on this subject. Let me start by taking issues with the two words you have used to describe us – “stable democracy”.
If we do not give Nigeria a rebirth before 2023 my prediction is that there will be no country, says Attah
14 Oct 2019
In this revealing interview with AYOYINKA JEGEDE in Uyo, former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, speaks on how to achieve the rebirth Nigerians desperately yearn for through true federalism founded on resource control, spearheaded by the National Assembly
22 Feb 2019
Akwa Ibom State government has launched Ibom Air airlines, becoming the first State in Nigeria to own a commercial airline. By the multi-million naira worth of investment, the state government aims to facilitate thousands of direct and indirect jobs, as well as enhance connectivity in the region. Currently, two Ibom Air aircraft – CRJ 900…
4 Dec 2018
What happened at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in Uyo a few days ago was a tragic twist of irony. The happening was imperfect, infact cynical; the timing was even more imperfect and even more cynical.
29 Nov 2018
It is always an exciting atmosphere when the burden of the responsibility of office is laid aside and they can relax and they can shake hands hard, pat themselves on the back, cast jokes and exchange banters. It is when the burden of state matters eases and work no longer presses. That is when they…
5 Nov 2018
In the Newswatch issue of March 8, 2004 I had written a column on Obong Victor Attah, who was the Governor of Akwa Ibom State them. In that article I said: “The big man I was talking to at the Aso Villa, Abuja, simply looked away from me and blurted.” “This mad man don come…
2 Nov 2018
The level of confidence here has no probability in it. We are talking about the biggest party in Africa, the largest party that has units everywhere.