No Senators Have Withdrawn Support for Me in Race for Senate Presidency – Akpabio Declares

Former Senate Minority Leader and aspiring Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has firmly stated that reports claiming his colleagues have withdrawn their support for him are false and misleading.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, Senator Akpabio emphasised that members of the Stability Group and the newly elected Senators remain fully committed to his ambition.

In response to the reports, the Chief Press Secretary to the senator, Jackson Udom, released a statement denouncing the allegations as unfounded propaganda aimed at tarnishing the strong relationship between the former Minority Leader and his esteemed colleagues.

The statement reiterated that no Senator has withdrawn their support for Senator Akpabio’s bid for the Senate Presidency.

The statement read, “As Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Akpabio had described the parastatal under his ministry as a cesspool of corruption and NOT the National Assembly.

“He made this remarks whilst justifying the Forensic Audit of the Commission which was ordered by former President Muhammadu Buhari. Infact, he decried a situation where few individuals would corner huge contracts in the agency under the guise of giving them to the lawmakers without the knowledge of the lawmakers.

“There was never a time whether in public or in his closets that he described the National Assembly, which he is a very proud member, as a cesspool of corruption. Those peddling and sponsoring such unfounded allegations are doing so for political gains. Any organized campaign of calumny against Akpabio will surely fail.”

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