- Former cabinet member of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio has once again intensified his quest to be the flag bearer of the ruling party APC
- Akpabio who recently met with the party delegates in Katsina said he is seeking their support with the promise of ending insecurity
- He also stated that he has the capacity to help unify the country following the incessant rate of violence across different regions
Katsina - Presidential hopeful and former cabinet member of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio has likened his vision for Nigeria to that of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
The former Akwa Ibom governor made this known while speaking with delegates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Katsina state, AIT news reported.
As gathered by Legit.ng, Akpabio stated that his administration if given the mandate will build on the legacy of President Buhari and also put an end to the incessant rate of insecurity in the country.
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I will unify Nigeria, Akpabio tells Katsina delegates
Just like other aspirants over the past few weeks, Akpabio also reiterated that he will be a unifying factor that will bring all the regions together following the heated crisis raging over several regions of the country.
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In his remark, he continued by stating that he will employ the blueprint of former President Yar’adua, to tackle insecurity in the Niger Delta region and adopt the same in his administration.
Also speaking at the meeting with delegates, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state reiterated that there is a need for the next president to follow up on the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He described Akpabio as a man committed to the Nigerian project making reference to Akpabio’s impact and influence during the Amnesty Programme for the Niger Delta when the late President Yar’adua was still in office.
Akpabio speaks on withdrawing from presidential race
Meanwhile, Senator Akpabio has reacted to "rumour making the rounds" that he has withdrawn from the presidential race.
The former minister of Niger Delta affairs said the rumour is laughable, noting that he is still very much in the 2023 presidential race.
Akpabio also expressed confidence that he will clinch the APC's presidential ticket and go on to win the main election and succeed Buhari.
Ekiti APC members reject Fayemi’s preferred guber candidate
In another development, Legit.ng reported previously that some members of the ruling APC in Ekiti state have staged a protest at the national convention of the ruling rejecting the primary election that produced Biodun Oyebanji as the party's governorship candidate.
Oyebanji, who is said to be the anointed candidate of Governor Kayode Fayemi emerged the guber candidate after other aspirants boycotted the primary election.
Staging a protest at the Eagle Square venue of the APC national convention, the Ekiti protesters in their hundreds were seen with placards bearing various inscriptions, calling on the party to recognise Eng. Kayode Ojo as the preferred choice to fly the party's governorship ticket.