Akpabio: APC Lost Two Senatorial Seats in Akwa Ibom Because I Wasn’t Invited to Campaign

Akpabio: APC Lost Two Senatorial Seats in Akwa Ibom Because I Wasn’t Invited to Campaign

Sunday Aborisade in Abuja

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost two senatorial districts in the 2023 National Assembly elections because the APC leaders in the affected zones did not invite him to their campaigns.

He said there was no way he would have gone there to campaign that the people would not vote for the party.

Akpabio, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media (Print), Jackson Udom,  stated this yesterday while addressing a stakeholders’ meeting in Uyo.

He vowed to reunite the party so that it would be positioned to take over the state reins of government in the  state in 2027.

Te Senate President insisted that, “there was nowhere I would have entered to campaign for the party, (in 2023) that the people wouldn’t have voted for us.”

He called  for the immediate commencement of reconciliation within the rank and file of the party.

Akpabio who noted that the party needed to be united towards the 2027 general elections for a better electoral outcomes, mandated Chairman of the party in  Akwa Ibom State, Obong Stephen Ntukekpo, to set up a reconciliation committee to address the differences rocking the party in the state.

Akpabio said, “A situation where someone will be in one party and be working for another party will not be tolerated.

“We will make sure that APC in Akwa Ibom State is one, we will give people the option that either you belong to us or to them. There should not be any in-between.

“We are going to resolve all the issues in APC and also advise some people you can’t be here and there.

“I have mandated the Chairman of the party to set up a reconciliation committee in the state, we have to bring our members together. If we are united, there is no barrier that we can not break.

“I pray against confusion among my leaders not in Uyo alone, but in all the senatorial districts. We must reconcile among ourselves,

On the 2027 elections, the number one lawmaker, expressed hope that APC, which is an opposition in the state, would emerge victorious.

He said, “it would be an aberration for the number three citizen not to produce a governor from the same party at the end of an election.

“You know wherever the Senate President is, that is where the party is.

“Is it possible that Nigeria will give Akwa Ibom the number three citizen and at the end of the election, it will not produce an APC governor?” he queried.

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