Akpabio Withdraws From Akwa Ibom Senatorial Rerun Election



Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Sen. Godswill Akpabio has withdrawn from the Akwa Ibom North East senatorial re-run election.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, Akpabio said as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, a “huge responsibility” had been placed on him.

He said he couldn’t abandon a “critical assignment” placed on him by President Muhammadu Buhari in pursuit of a re-run election.

He, therefore, urged the party to write the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), “in line with Sections 33 and 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010”, and submit a replacement to run in his place.


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