March 3, 2024

2023: APC has capacity, competence to win in Nigeria – Akpabio


Akpan Umoh, Uyo

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 APC has the competence, capacity, ability and acceptance to win the election in Nigeria and Akwa Ibom State.

Akpabio said this while addressing a mammoth crowd of party members, supporters and stakeholders from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in his Ukana country home.

The former Senate Minority Leader, told his adherents 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 election from the national to the states,” Akpabio said.

Akpabio used 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. The presidential contest is for somebody with the capacity to deliver and Asiwaju Tinubu represents that.”

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 the 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.

“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,” he said.

Speaker after speaker from the state chairman of the party, Obong Stephen Ntukekpo, to the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial chairman of the party, Hon. Joseph Cosmos and the State Woman Leader, Obongawan Obonodo Uko, extolled the virtues of Asiwaju Tinubu, Obong Akan Udofia, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other candidates and promised to deliver all of them at their different polling units.

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