APC, PDP leaders back Akpabio ·     Say he will be President in 2023



Eminent politicians in different political parties and with differing philosophies on Wednesday heaped high praises on All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful. Senator Godswill Akpabio.

‘’The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has done well – more than any minister that has ever emerged in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. He has changed the ministry completely’’

They also described the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant as a go-getter, strategist, highly detribalized national leader and an extraordinary man with extraordinary capacity for patience, tolerance and hard work.

‘’Nigeria needs quality and focused leadership. We need a president who the people know and trust. We need a leader with proven records of service. We are the foot soldiers of the South and North.

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The leaders emphasized competence, courage, transparency, integrity and patriotism.

‘’Our next president must have strong vision, ability to articulate the vision and willingness to make changes. The person must be compassionate, be in touch with the people and be able to galvanize them into action. Senator Godswill Akpabio is determined to work for the general wellbeing of Nigeria and Nigerians. He will change the pace of development, implement people oriented programmes and transform Nigeria into a prosperous country’’

The notable politicians and traditional rulers spoke in Ikot Ekpene on the chances of Akpabio to clinch the presidency in 2023.

‘’Senator Godswill Akpabio has the requisite appeal and political structure to clinch the party’s presidential ticket’’

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They said the APC presidential ticket was a foregone conclusion.

‘’Senator Godswill Akpabio is the most suitable person to lead the country after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari. He is destined for greatness. There is no doubt that the APC will retain the presidency in 2023. Akpabio will contest primary elections and will be the ruling party’s flag bearer’’

The position of notable members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties in the country was presented by leader of APC Northern Front, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed and PDP Chieftain, Chief Clement Odili.

The leaders praised Akpabio for securing Niger Delta’s long term strategic interests

‘’Senator Godswill Akpabio has made an impact on the people. He has what it takes to drive the country in the direction that we want it’’. He is in the presidential race to win’’

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They applauded Akpabio for distinguishing himself when he was governor of Akwa-Ibom State.

The leaders also underscored Akpabio’s understanding of the nation’s problems, competence and honest leadership

‘Senator Akpabio has a humble disposition, simplicity and humane disposition towards the people. His pedigree is huge. The average man on the street is conscious, proud and highly appreciative of Akpabio’s role in the development of the region. They aptly consider Akpabio a hero’’ Ahmed said.

The Northern and Southern politicians are advancing the cause and presidential ambition of Senator Godswill Akpabio.

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