It is no longer news that the political firmament in Cross River State is being ripped apart over an alleged rift between the incumbent Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, and Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, a former Special Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on National Assembly Affairs.
Until recently, many had dismissed the report as a figment of the imagination of the author. But Spy Glass gathered that the duo, who used to be tagged mother and son, are almost sworn enemies today.
It was gathered that the rift developed after some officials of the state government allegedly diverted some relief materials sourced by Ita-Giwa for Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Bakassi from the National Refugee Commission.
However, some other sources alleged that trouble started after Ita-Giwa defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. This move by Ita-Giwa was said to have infuriated the governor who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party.
This frosty relationship between the two powerful politicians has, however, taken a new twist, as fans of Mama Bakassi are worried over the alleged threat to her life.
A source, who craved anonymity, told Spy Glass,Â â€œShe has been receiving life-threatening messages.
It will be recalled that Ayade, last year, attended the opening of an upscale restaurant in Calabar by Ita-Giwa in company with a powerful entourage and even made worthy donation on the occasion.
Consequently, one can only wait to see the end to the war that has set them against each other.