Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has congratulated the national leader of the support group, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for securing the senatorial ticket of Akwa Ibom North West under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the elections General of 2023.
The support group’s national chair, Rt. Hon. Gideon Sammani issued the congratulations in a statement signed yesterday by the Director of the National Media and Publicity Working Committee, PSC, Dr Kailani Muhammad.
The group noted that Akpabio, the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, previously contested the party’s presidential ticket during the APC presidential primaries held in Abuja, but resigned for the party’s eventual candidate, the Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Akpabio challenged Akwa Ibom North West’s senatorial ticket in a replay following the cancellation of the primary election held earlier on May 28, which was canceled following borderline petitions. security breaches.
He secured a total of 478 votes out of the 512 accredited delegates, while his opponents, DIG Ekpo Udom (Rtd.) and Sir Joseph Akpan secured three and one votes respectively.
The PSC said the landslide victory clearly demonstrated how highly the people of Akwa Ibom hold Senator Akpabio in high esteem due to his unusual transformation of the state while he was the state’s chief executive. for eight years.
The group prayed for his emergence as the winner of the upcoming general election in 2023, describing the development as his acceptability by the people of his constituency.
He also praised Akpabio’s resilience and patriotic determination to stand down for Tinubu in the just-concluded APC presidential primaries, describing his action as unusual, noting that he made the decision in the best national interest.