A former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has denied allegations that he called the All Progressives Congress (APC) ‘evil’ and was considering decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Concise News reports.
The online medium understands that in a press statement released on Thursday night, by his Special Assistant on media, Anietie Ekong, Akpabio revealed that he had no regret whatsoever for the decision he took to join the APC.
The senator maintained that he was rigged out of the race for re-election as a Senator but will reclaim his mandate at the tribunal.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON has been drawn to a malevolent quote dripping with malice and falsehood attributed to him in the social media thus:
‘I was a Commissioner for eight years and Governor for eight years under PDP, but now I have only spent three months and I am finished politically, what type of evil party is this?’
“We wish to state without fear of contradiction that this is the concoction by whoever authored it. The assertion is factually inaccurate.
“Chief Godswill Akpabio never served as a Commissioner for eight years so he could never have so claimed nor could he have described his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) as ‘evil party.’
It further noted that: “Given similar circumstances and situations, Senator Akpabio would still take the same decision over and over again. He has no apology for his resolve.
”He’s presently at the Election Petition Tribunal to reclaim his stolen mandate and has the support of his party, the APC.
“The general public should discountenance these shenanigans trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to malign the integrity of Senator Akpabio.”