Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Godswill Akpabio"

    Some moles in APC working against Buhari, says group

Some moles in APC working against Buhari, says group

The North East Solidarity Network of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says some persons believed to be moles working against the unity and interest of the country.The APC group was reacting to an article where the author claimed a few individuals were playing games with our future and putting our security institutions on a dangerous trajectory.Reacting, however, the pro-APC group [...]

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    Akpabio to Nigerians: Stop expecting appointments, contracts as reward for voting

Akpabio to Nigerians: Stop expecting appointments, contracts as reward for voting

Godswill Akpabio, a former minority leader of the senate, has advised Nigerians to stop viewing appointment and contracts as the dividends of democracy.Akpabio, who is also a former governor of Akwa Ibom, gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Sunday.“Nigerians should ensure that they elect good and committed leaders at all elections, and stop expecting patronage in terms [...]

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    Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has advised governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surrender their states before the 2019 elections.Akpabio said this on Friday while speaking at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC)l campaign for the 2019 general election.The senator representing Akwa Ibom north west said the forthcoming election is all [...]

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    Udom: No first-time governor has performed like me

Udom: No first-time governor has performed like me

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, says no first time governor has performed like him.Emmanuel said this on Tuesday while speaking at a town hall meeting organised for Akwa Ibom indigenes in the northern states of the country. The event held at Women Centre in Abuja.The governor said the state has progressed at all levels since he took charge in [...]

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    Shehu Sani posts cryptic message — is it for Akpabio?

Shehu Sani posts cryptic message — is it for Akpabio?

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, posted a cryptic message on Twitter on Monday evening.In the message with biblical connotation, Sani asked Godswill to leave Nineveh and return to his city.Sani did not mention the recipient of the message though there is a strong indication he was referring to Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa-Ibom north west.Akpabio defected from the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Akpabio asks Saraki to resign after disagreement over sitting arrangement

Akpabio asks Saraki to resign after disagreement over sitting arrangement

Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, says Senate President Bukola Saraki should resign his position.Akpabio made the call on Wednesday after he had a disagreement with Saraki in the senate chamber over sitting arrangement.Albert Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, had accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of plotting to create chaos ahead of the governorship [...]

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    Senate in rowdy session as Saraki refuses to recognise Akpabio

Senate in rowdy session as Saraki refuses to recognise Akpabio

The senate was thrown into a rowdy session on Wednesday after Senate President Bukola Saraki prevented Godswill Akpabio from speaking from a seat not assigned him.Akpabio, a former minority leader, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Consequently, his former seat is now occupied by PDP senator, Olujimi Abiodun.Albert Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom [...]

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    Akpabio: My heart was with Buhari in 2015 election

Akpabio: My heart was with Buhari in 2015 election

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election.Akpabio, who served his two terms as governor under the PDP, was chairman of the PDP governors' forum in 2015. Speaking when he led elders from the state to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Akpabio said Buhari would win the 2019 election.The former governor, [...]

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    Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Chris Ekpenyong, a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, has threatened to release "damning records of secret deals" by Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state.Ekpenyong, who was removed from office in 2005, said this while warning Akpabio to stop attacking him.Akpabio was alleged to have said Ekpenyong deceived him into defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration's efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — [...]

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    Akpabio, four governors in Buhari’s delegation to China

Akpabio, four governors in Buhari’s delegation to China

Godswill Akpabio is among the four senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who will accompany President Muhammadu Buhari to China on Friday.Nine ministers and four state governors all elected on the platform of the APC are also among top government officials that will be on the President’s entourage.According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president would [...]

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    Akpabio: All defectors must lose their seats before I get sacked

Akpabio: All defectors must lose their seats before I get sacked

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, says he is not perturbed by the call to declare his seat vacant.Akpabio is representing Akwa Ibom north-west in the upper legislative chamber.On Sunday, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare Akpabio's seat following his defection to the ruling party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The group [...]

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    Stop using Akpabio to get attention, APC replies R-APC

Stop using Akpabio to get attention, APC replies R-APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call on Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber.The R-APC had asked Saraki to declare Akpabio's seat vacant in line with section 68 of the constitution.But in a statement on Sunday, Yekini Nabena, APC [...]

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    R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber, vacant.Last week, Akpabio formally defected to the APC at a rally held in Akwa Ibom state.In a statement on Sunday, Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the R-APC, said Akpabio's seat has become vacant in line [...]

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    Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

At least two persons were during the election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in the house of representatives.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a bye-election in the constituency on Saturday.The  exercise which started peacefully, with impressive turnout of voters, was  later marred by violence.Suspected political thugs reportedly moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.William Aya, [...]

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    Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign.The call was made in a statement by Bashir Bolarinwa, chairman, caretaker committee of the party in the state.He asked Saraki to "toe the path of honour and relinquish the office of the senate president exclusively reserved for the party with majority [...]

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