Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the APC, has yesterday appointed Senator Godswill Akpabio as the new APC leader of the party during a rally organised at Ikot Ekpene to formally received Akpabio into the party.
Adams Oshiomhole Announced Senator Godswill Akpabio As APC Leader In Akwa Ibom:
Oshiomhole described Akpabio as an original transformer for pulling such a large crowd to the Ikot Ekpene Stadium.
Seeing the energy displayed by the youth at the stadium, shows their sheer willingness, determination, and evidence that they have been waiting for a change in Akwa Ibom state.
Oshiomhole Statement Reads:
Today is a historic day in the life of our dear party (APC). For too long, when I was governor of Edo State, also my successor, Godwin Obaseki, have always said that in the whole of the South-south, it is only in Edo State that APC has a governor. We are determined to find other states in the Southsouth to join forces with Edo State to sustain the changes that Nigeria badly requires”.
Adams Oshiomhole Further Stated:
“Some people are giving the impression that Akwa Ibom State belongs to them, but today, with what my eyes have seen (enormous crowd), in February next year.
The great people of Akwa Ibom State will produce a change, under the leadership of a man of honour, Akpabio, who did what other people failed to do, by saying enough of the umbrella that has been badly shattered by terrible political weather, after misruling Nigeria for 16 years.
What other people are afraid to do, Akpabio did it after deep reflection, and he listened to the yearnings of his people, by sacrificing the title of Minority Leader of the Senate to join the APC. Akpabio did what Senator Bukola Saraki is unable to do, and he has shown that the people of the South-south zone can be different, where it matters. We can stand up and be counted.
I know that with your (Akpabio’s membership of our great party (APC), we will benefit from the exceptional transformational qualities that you demonstrated while you were the governor of this great state. You (Akpabio) are an uncommon defector.
There are ordinary defectors, who want to move, but they want to steal the crown. We have an uncommon rally in Ikot Ekpene. “Akwa Ibom people are united that in 2019, under the leadership and guidance of Akpabio, this state will join the rules of progressive governance.