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Akpabio cautions APC delegates against election of wrong candidates


The former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Godswill Akpabio has advised delegates not to elect  a wrong candidate in the forthcoming National Convention of the party scheduled to hold at Eagle square, Abuja next week.
Giving the advice at a meeting with  stakeholders and the 99 delegates drawn from the 33 local government areas of Oyo state, Akpabio stated such decision portend danger not only to the party but the Country as a whole.
He said the delegates have been saddled with the responsibility of electing a rightful candidate that would fly the flag of the party in 2023 general election.
Akpabio who promised to bring into bear his wealth of experience as two terms governor of Akwa Ibom state said if entrusted with their votes, he would transform the country the way he did in Akwa Ibom state.
The former governor who noted with dismay the level of insecurity nationwide, said his administration would use the same security template suggested to late President Umaru YarAdua administration to address the situation.
According to him, the country is in dire need of a focus leadership that will reshape the economy and create jobs for the teeming youths.
”With job creations, the issue of banditry and other related vices will become a thing of the past.
”As a-2 term governor of Akwa Ibom state, the achievements are there as testament to my ability to transform the country, if given the opportunity.
”As a Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, we were able to address the problem of insecurity through the introduction of Amnesty programme. As at today, the issue of militancy is gradually becoming a thing of the past.
”I am here to solicit votes while I am promising not to let you down,” he said.
Akpabio also, commended members of the party on their choice of Senator Teslim Folarin as the governorship candidate of the party.
”With the emergence of Folarin as the candidate of the party, you have made a right choice  He is somebody that I have known for years, as well attest to his ability.
”He has all it takes to transform Oyo state,” he added.
In his remarks, Senator Folarin described the presidential aspirant as a tested hand, and somebody who has passion for the development of the country.

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