Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has clearly stated that he is not running for 2019 presidential election, he has categorically distanced himself from some publications in the social media about his purported posters campaigning for the Presidency in 2019.
Media Assistant to the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Anietie Ekong, on behalf of his boss, urged Nigerians to disregard any of such publications, stressing that they were the handiwork of mischief makers, who wanted to create wrong impression in some quarters, The Sun gathered.
Ekong said Akpabio has no ambition of contesting for the presidency in 2019 and was not behind such campaigns. “It is instructive that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he (Akpabio) belongs to, has zoned the presidency to the North by 2019.
The South-South has had its shot at the presidency through Dr Goodluck Jonathan, who handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari barely one year ago. And it is politically impracticable in the present Nigeria to expect another South- South man to aspire to succeed President Buhari,” Ekong stated.
While imploring the mischief-makers to desist from actions that tend to heat up the political temperature, the media aide noted that Akpabio, as the senate minority leader, is presently concerned with working with other law makers to enact legislation that would improve the lives and living standard of Nigerians.
“He should not be distracted by a phantom campaign as such ambition only exist in the imagination of the mischief makers,” Ekong said.topics from