Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in August, has disclosed that his “heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 presidential election.”
The two-time governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, disclosed this when he led elders and leaders of the APC in the state on a visit to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Senator Godswill Akpabio who was elected a Senator in 2015, throughout the PDP’s 16 years in office at the federal level, “there was not even one kilometre road project by the central government in Akwa Ibom.” The former Governor who revealed that over 260,000 new members have registered with the APC after him and some other people dumped the PDP, boasted that he would deliver Akwa Ibom for APC in 2019.
According to him, what “remained of the PDP in the state was mere carcass as the body and soul of the party had joined the APC.”
The former Senate Minority Leader assured Buhari that no single indigene of South South will vote against him in 2019, added that “there would not be any defection from the APC that will affect the chances of the party in the forthcoming elections.”
Speaking to newsmen, Senator Akpabio said;
“I believe strongly in the saying, “res ipsa loquitor”, the act speaks for itself.
“From the calibre of persons you saw here today, the strength and character of the delegation, the capacities of the personalities you saw, it is clear that President Buhari will win Akwa Ibom State come 2019 general elections.
“He will not only win, he will win with a landslide; I can predict that the first state in Nigeria to fall to the APC in 2019 presidential election will be Akwa Ibom State.
“Nobody can controvert it; I say so with authority because I have the backing of my people to pronounce it – victory for APC and victory for Buhari come 2019 in Akwa Ibom State,’’ he said.