Senator Godswill Akpabio’s elder brother, Chief Isong Ibanga Akpabio said APc thinking of taking Akwa Ibom State from PDP is an uphill task, and that Akwa Ibom is a PDP state. Akpabio who confessed voting for President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress during the last General election in 2015 thinking He (Buhari) will bring about the much needed change to Nigerians.
Speaking to an online newspaper in Lagos, he said He, as well as other Nigerians, have been completely disappointed in the Buhari-led government. He cited insecurity as the major area the government has failed in woefully.
Chief Akpabio who expressed shock over the defection of His younger brother to the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that his defection can never change the political equation in Akwa Ibom.
“I was as shocked as everyone else when I learnt of my younger brother’s defection”
“Since I came back (from abroad) I have not gone to my village and I am yet to meet him (Senator) in person). I know many people are confused just as I am. I have talked with some folks on phone and they said it’s something they never expected to happen. I know some people may be very happy it happened, and some may be very unhappy it happened,” he said.
“I don’t really mind APC coming to the state if they have any goodies to offer the people, but I think it is an uphill task, Akwa Ibom is PDP”.
The politician cum businessman who in 2006 aspired to govern Akwa Ibom alongside his now Senator brother, also on the platform of PDP, replied: “The state has been ruled by PDP for the past 19 years. I cannot see APC just wake up one day and say they have taken over the state.”
“I know that Akwa Ibom people who have embraced PDP over the years will not, because of the defection of one person, change over to another party.”