19 August 2012, Sweetcrude, UYO – AKWA-IBOM State governor, Godswill Akpabio, said the state is not opposed to dialogue with neighbour Cross Rivers over the disputed 76 oil wells recently awarded to it by the Supreme Court.
“Akwa Ibom is extending a further hand of fellowship that, despite the Supreme Court judgment, Akwa Ibom is still ready to enter into dialogue with Cross River State on the issue of the 76 oil wells,” the governor said on Saturday during a monthly prayer meeting at John’s Chaplaincy, Governor’s Lodge, Uyo.
He said the two states remain brothers, adding: ‘I won’t be angry like the Biblical Moses who broke the tablet of God’s commandments on return from Mount Sinai to see the idolatrous worshiping of a golden calf by the Israelite.
“While in office with so much work done, I am still being criticised. I see the criticisms as good for my administration.”