I Am Not Joining APC - Akpabio
The former Governor of Akwa-Ibom State and Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has denied rumours that he plans to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
There were reports that Akpabio had concluded plans to defect to the APC.
The report follows the defection of some PDP supporters in Ikot Ekpene to the APC.
Ikot Ekpene is the political headquarters of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District which Akpabio represents in the Senate.
Addressing a gathering at the senatorial district's end of year get-together on Sunday in Abak, Akpabio, said: “all this rumour that Akpabio is going to APC is a mere rumour".
He, however, admitted that all is not well with the PDP-led administration in the state.
“All is not well; don’t allow people to tell you that all is well. All is not well. You have mentioned a hotel in Ikot Ekpene. If it is allowed to rust, is that a good thing. What of the road from Uyo to Ikot Ekpene? At least one lane should been completed.
“Let me ask; for the 2018 budget, what is the percentage for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district? I don’t have any aspiration to control a state. I had finished my two terms and left. So, my job is to tell the truth; because if at this age I am not telling the truth, automatically, I am not leading you well,” Akpabio said.
He urged the Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo and other political office holders from the senatorial district to bring development back to their people.
“I want to endorse the governor of the state for 2019. I am supporting him; I am supporting the re-election of the governor. But, I want us to also think of the senatorial district. In thinking of the senatorial district, if things are not going right, let us right them so that people would not frown on the day of the election,” he said.