The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has joined the league of Aspirants on the platform of All Progressive Congress party (APC) for presidential primaries with a promise that Nigeria cannot sink having him. as president.
Speaking at Ikot Ekpene township stadium , AKwa Ibom state venue of the declaration ceremony on Wednesday, Sen. Akpabio recounted achievements recorded in various public offices he had occupied from inception of the present democracy in Nigeria, adding that he is in the race to unite Nigeria and protect it from collapsed if given opportunity.
He listed numerous bridges in Akwa Ibom, free and compulsory education, good road network and other facilities in the state as infrastructures that could be replicated in Nigeria if given opportunity by the All Progressive Congress ( APC) party to fly the flag in the party primary election.
Akpabio assured Nigerians that the second Niger bridge would be completed just as he had inaugurated the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) headquarters which was abandoned for 26 years .
“You have heard a lot of declarations . This one is very uncommon. I have never seen a politician loved by his people and others across the nation like Godswill Akpabio” he said
He said as a first time senator, he was honoured by his colleagues and elected the Minority Leader, adding that he was determined to bring the nation together.
Akpabio paid a glowing tribute to president Muhammadu Buhari for showing integrity in the affairs of the nation especially in the fight against corruption .
He insisted that the fight against corruption would continue to ensure that the nation is rid of corrupt tendencies and accelerate the pace of development .
He observed that his presidential declaration is backed by Representatives of major political blocks in the nation especially the North , west and south East whom he recognized as his in-laws .
He acknowledged the representative of Northern Youths Forum who had bought the APC Presidential Nomination Form for him as a mark of solidarity and support.