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A’IBOM: How I secured senatorial ticket – Akpabio

FORMER Minister, Niger Delta Affairs and the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio has stated that the party has the competence, capacity, ability and acceptance to win election in Nigeria and Akwa Ibom State.

Addressing a mammoth crowd of party members, supporters and stakeholders from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in his Ukana country home yesterday, the former Senate Minority Leader, told the crowd of his acceptance of their call for him to represent them at the Red Chambers of the National Assembly saying, “I came here today to formally inform you that I am on the ballot, as your Senatorial Candidate on the platform of the APC. Let me assure us all that our governorship candidate, Obong Akan Udofia, will also be on the ballot. Therefore, go all out and campaign for all our candidates because the party has all it takes to win elections from the national to the states.”

Akpabio ceased the occasion to extol the virtues of the Presidential Candidate of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying, “Senator Tinubu is a tested and trusted leader, who is going into the presidential race as an achiever and performer in public office. Tinubu stands for good governance and performance. Presidential contest is for somebody with capacity to deliver and Asiwaju Tinubu represents that.”

Speaking further, the former presidential aspirant thanked President Muhamadu Buhari, for his commitment to the security of the country with the recent release of the kidnapped railway passengers and commissioning of the second Niger Bridge before the end of the year.

“The storm is over. I was not seen in the state shortly after the senatorial primaries of June 9th 2022, because I went into the trenches to secure your senatorial ticket. By the grace of God and your support through prayers, I am today, on the ballot as your senatorial candidate,” he said.

“Let us all return to our polling units, wards and local governments to canvass support for all our candidates at all levels. Let us also open our arms to all our members, who are aggrieved one way or the other. We need every member on board because our party is large enough to accommodate everyone. The more the merrier,” he stressed.

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