Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Monday revealed that he and other members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election.
Speaking on a personal note, he said his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 polls, but owing to public ridicule and fear of being accused as anti-partisan, he could not openly align with Buhari then.
The immediate past Senate Minority leader, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, stated this when he led elders and leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on a courtesy visit to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Akpabio also alleged that throughout the 16 years reign of the PDP at the federal level, not a single federal road project was executed.He gave the assurance that Akwa Ibom would be the first state from the South-South where the APC will emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections.
He said though PDP currently controlled the state, the party was dead and a mere carcass, noting that the body and soul of the party had decamped to the APC.He also told the President that over two hundred and sixty six thousand new members have registered with the APC, following his defection, adding that the number was bound to rise again.
He assured President Buhari not to panic with the spate of defections to the opposition PDP, as no single indigene of the South-South would vote against him in 2019 due to the infrastructural developments he had attracted to the region.
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