The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom, Nsima Ekere, has stated that he was assured that Senator Godswill Akpabio is not going to betray the celebration by working for different candidates.
Ekere spoke with reporters instantly after a gathering with the celebration’s Nationwide Working Committee, NWC, in Abuja final night.
The defection of Akpabio, a former Governor of the state, to the APC and his former deputy’s emergence because the celebration’s governorship candidate, have raised questions whether or not the candidate could have the complete assist of his former boss.
Ekere described Akpabio as a “whole APC celebration man” who’s working for all candidates of the celebration.
He stated, “I can guarantee you that Chief Godswill Akpabio and his whole political construction are solidly working for the APC and all our candidates within the subsequent basic elections, not solely in Akwa Ibom however all around the nation.
“He isn’t the type of individual that shall be working for the APC and the President on one facet and dealing towards different candidates of the celebration. He’s completely an APC man, a loyal celebration chief within the state and he will certainly work for all APC candidates within the election.
“Earlier than the final primaries, the previous governor you’re speaking about joined the celebration at finish of August and the first was in early October and method earlier than the first, he was my primary supporter, going around the state campaigning for me to emerge candidate of the celebration. So, there may be completely no reality to that.”
Ekere additionally spoke on the speculated plot by the APC to make use of pressure to take away the sitting governor within the state, Udom Emmanuel of the PDP.
He stated there was no reality within the hypothesis.
“That’s completely false and no reality in such assertion. It’s a matter of crying wolf. In truth, if there may be somebody who’s illiberal to the opposition, anyone desirous of not permitting the residents to search out their political bearing, it’s the illiberal authorities in Akwa Ibom State.
“This can be a authorities that doesn’t even enable opposition candidates within the APC to erect billboards within the state. It’s the PDP authorities in Akwa Ibom that’s utilizing the equipment of presidency towards the APC and we will resist it.
“All of the political actors then who made the PDP have all left and 90 per cent are actually within the APC. These have been the individuals who normally make issues occur.
“So do I must let you know that there isn’t a method PDP can win in Akwa Ibom. They don’t even have the boys and assets. The one factor they’ve is the cash that the governor is throwing round,” he stated.