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    Akpabio: I know my PDP colleagues are missing me

Akpabio: I know my PDP colleagues are missing me

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, says he is sure his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are missing him.Speaking during the valedictory session of the 8th senate, the senator who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August, described his stay at the senate as "happy and sad".Akpabio said the experience was mixed [...]

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    We have totally rejected Akpabio, says lawmaker’s cousin

We have totally rejected Akpabio, says lawmaker’s cousin

Ukpong, cousin to Godswill Akpabio, says the people of Essien Udim local government area of the state have totally rejected the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator.Ukpong spoke when he alongside some stakeholders from the local government marched to the state press centre in Uyo to protest the electoral offences and irregularities "masterminded by the senator and his cohorts.”He accused the former [...]

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    PDP scores zero in Akpabio’s unit — and APC gets same result in Udom’s

PDP scores zero in Akpabio’s unit — and APC gets same result in Udom’s

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured all the votes in both Akwa Ibom governorship and house of assembly elections in the polling unit of Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state.While Emmanuel who is seeking reelection polled 468 votes in unit 1, Awa ward 1, Onna local government area, Nsima Ekere, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored zero [...]

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    Akpabio: I didn’t lose… my mandate is waiting for me

Akpabio: I didn’t lose… my mandate is waiting for me

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, says he did not lose Saturday's election despite the declaration of Chris Ekpeyong as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).According to results declared by INEC, Ekpeyong polled 118,215 votes ahead of Akpabio who secured 83,158 votes in the Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district election.But speaking to  journalists after the certificates of return [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Akpabio is out of senate

IT’S OFFICIAL: Akpabio is out of senate

Godswill Akpabio will not be returning to the senate to represent Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district.The senator, who contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC), lost to Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a wide margin.He secured only 83,158 votes as against 118,215 votes of Ekpenyong.'UNCOMMON DEFEAT'Akpabio's defeat was shocking to many being that the senator was [...]

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    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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