INEC REC Mike Igini, others robbed me my Senate mandate - Akpabio

INEC REC Mike Igini, others robbed me my Senate mandate - Akpabio

- Senator Godswill Akpabio said those who robbed him of his mandate to Senate will be soon exposed by God

- The former governor accused the state INEC REC, Mike Igini of stealing his mandate through rigging process

- Akpabio also disclosed that he will bring his wealth of experience to help President Buhari flush out rots in the electoral system

Senator Godswill Akpabio said he has left those who ''fraudulently orchestrated'' his loss in the last National Assembly election to God for deserving punishment. reported that Akpabio, who represented Akwa Ibom North-west district in the 8th assembly, lost his re-election bid to the candidate of opposition party months after resigning as Senate minority leader following his defection to All Progressive Congress (APC).

Since then the senator has been at loggerhead with his former party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the legality status of his defection to the ruling party.

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Speaking at Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of the state during an empowerment programme, the senator berated INEC resident electoral commissioner of the state, Mike Igini, of stealing his mandate.

He said: ''Please nobody should have any headache, nobody should cry because there is no need. You know your senator cannot lose election because we were all there.”

“But many of them thought they can go and write whatever they like and even cancel what you won. I have never in my life experienced a resident electoral commissioner like Mike Igini and my message to him is that his hypocrisy will be exposed.

“There is no way you can come into Akwa Ibom and commit that kind of electoral fraud you committed then you go back to Channels Television and sit down and talk as if you are a pope.

He described the INEC officer as "most compromised electoral officer in Nigeria," adding that for robbing him of ''his mandate'' he should not be allowed to occupy any political position.

Akpabio also assured his supporters not to be swayed by the little setback in his political trajectory.

The former governor also reaffirmed his strong commitment to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said as an elder statesman with repertoire of political experience both as governor and lawmaker, he will work with the president to clear the rots in the electoral system of the country.

He said: ''For me, it is important as a former governor and elder statesman to join the President to sanitize the electoral process so that we will ensure that votes count in future elections. There is no need for Nigeria to continue taking one step forward and five steps backward.”

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Meanwhile, had reported that Senator Godswill Akpabio had stated that he had no regrets dumping the Peoples Democratic Party for APC.

Akpabio made the assertion while fielding questions from newsmen after the burial of his nephew in his hometown, Essien Udim local government area. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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