Akpabio’s wife causes stir at airport as Aisha Buhari visits Akwa Ibom

The first official visit of the wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, was marred by a security breach allegedly caused by Senator Godswill Akpabio’s wife, Mrs Unoma Akpabio.



The President’s wife was in the state for the first time to flag off her project, Future Assured Programme.


The drama occurred at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo when Mrs. Akpabio allegedly attempted to assume the responsibility of the wife of the Governor, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel.



The action, it was gathered, prompted the protocol officers from the presidency to wade in.


It was gathered that while the door of the aircraft opened and the First Lady was to alight, Mrs Akpabio suddenly stepped forward in order to receive her, instead of Mrs Emmanuel.


This led to the door of the aircraft being shut while the President’s wife retreated and waited inside until the senator’s wife was persuaded to stop.


However, when normalcy was restored after 25 minutes, the aircraft doors were opened once again as Mrs Buhari stepped down to a warm embrace of Mrs Emmanuel. The First lady later acknowledged the presence of Mrs Akpabio too.