Nationwide Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole introduced Senator Godswill Akpabio as the brand new leader of the celebration at a mega rally in Ikot Ekpene that formally acquired Akpabio into the celebration.
Oshiomhole described Akpabio as an unusual transformer for pulling a mammoth crowd to the Ikot Ekpene Stadium. To him, the ocean of heads on the stadium, the vitality of the youth, their sheer dedication, as evidenced by the truth that they’d been ready since morning, have been indicators that they needed a change in the state.
Oshiomhole stated: “in the present day (yesterday) is historic in the lifetime of our celebration (APC). For too lengthy, after I was governor of Edo State, even now my successor, Godwin Obaseki, we’ve got at all times stated that in the entire of the Southsouth, it’s only in Edo State that APC has a governor. We’re decided to seek out different states in the Southsouth to hitch forces with Edo State to maintain the modifications that Nigeria badly requires”.
“There are people who find themselves giving the impression that Akwa Ibom State belongs to them, however in the present day, with what my eyes have seen (mammoth crowd), in February subsequent yr, the nice folks of Akwa Ibom State will impact a change, underneath the management of a person of honour, Akpabio, who did what different folks didn’t do, by saying sufficient of the umbrella that has been badly shattered by horrible political climate, after misruling Nigeria for 16 years.
What different persons are afraid to do, Akpabio did it after deep reflection and he listened to the yearnings of his folks, by sacrificing the title of Minority Leader of the Senate to hitch the APC. Akpabio did what Senator Bukola Saraki is unable to do and he has proven that the folks of the Southsouth zone may be completely different, the place it issues. We will arise and be counted.
I do know that along with your (Akpabio’s membership of our nice celebration (APC), we are going to profit out of your unusual transformational qualities that you just demonstrated when you have been the governor of this nice state. You (Akpabio) are an unusual defector.
There are bizarre defectors, who wish to transfer, however they wish to steal the crown. We’ve an unusual rally in Ikot Ekpene. “Akwa Ibom persons are united that in 2019, underneath the management and steering of Akpabio, this state will be a part of the states of progressive governance.