If her recent close shave with death was nature’s way of warning Unoma Akpabio, wife of the former governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, about the transience of life, she has seen the light. And the darkskinne­d beauty has further hearkened to her doctor’s advice to slow down considerab­ly with her social and other such physically demanding activities. That is why she is no longer a sight at society functions in Lagos, Abuja or Uyo where her very wealthy husband held sway as governor for eight uninterrup­ted years. Hardly does she even visit her native Enugu State. These days, the 46- year- old former First Lady concentrat­es more on her kids and businesses while making regular visits to Germany where she was successful­ly operated on last year.

It would be recalled that in the wake of widespread rumours that Unoma had passed on, her husband was forced to declare, “During the cause of my wife having our children, she had caesarean child deliveries. Well, what we didn’t know was that for some reason, there was a devastatin­g surgical error. In sewing back my wife’s womb, some surgeon sewed up her bowels to her skin. Not just in one place but in several places. My wife took ill. During investigat­ion, doctors discovered this surgical blunder. We were all shocked, including the doctors.” The corrective operation was done last year successful­ly and Unoma is back on her feet but not to her former life of frenetic activities.

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Unoma Akpabio

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