Godswill Akpabio has come out to say he considers himself the reason why the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) could not win the presidential election held on February 23, 2019.
Muhammadu Buhari received 15,191,847 votes while his rival, Atiku Abubakar got 11,262,978 votes.
Akpabio, who recently left the PDP for the APC in August of 2018, said the PDP lost the presidential election the day defected.
His words to ChannelsTV, “My former party lost from the day I stepped out of it.”
“I believe strongly that the president needed to be re-elected,”
Akpabio had troubles of his own though, as he lost the Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial election to Chris Ekpenyong of the PDP.
He alleged that it was rigged and he was disappointed.
He said, “Those responsible, whether the REC in Akwa-Ibom state or those he (Gov Emmanuel) instructed know the reality. My plea now is that they should announce my result,” he said.
“The reality is that I am asking for justice. I am saying that INEC should be bold enough to do the right thing.
“I am disappointed that a state with so much followership as far as the party is concerned, the state that loves President Buhari so much, was not allowed as a result of a conspiracy to bring out the votes”,
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