Akwa Ibom PDP's plan to lobby Presidency for support in 2019

The plan of Governor Udom Emmanuel and Senator Godswill
Akpabio to lobby the Presidency for support for PDP in Akwa Ibom
State in return for support for President Muhammadu Buhari in
2019 has been written off as unworkable by a leader of APC in
Akwa Ibom State, Senator (Dr) John James Akpanudoedehe.
Senator (Dr) John James Akpanudoedehe wrote off the PDP’s plan
when he spoke at the APC state congress held at SheerGrace
Arena, Nsikak Eduok Avenue, Uyo last Saturday.
“As for to deliver the President, it is our business to do and we are
going to do it. And let PDP not go to our President and say allow
us to form the State Government, we will support the Presidency.
What is not your own cannot be your own. We are APC for Buhari
and Buhari is for us. You (PDP) are in opposition. You are not in
(Federal) Government. You are opposition. You are trying to buy
into our party through the backdoor. Will it work? No. It can’t.”
Knowing that President Buhari will overwhelmingly win 2019
election, Governor Udom Emmanuel and Senator Godswill Akpabio
have been lobbying some Presidency officials without success in
the last one year for a deal to support Buhari in exchange for
Buhari’s support for PDP in Akwa Ibom State.
Akpabio particularly has told his close followers again and again
that he will support Buhari in 2019.
In the last one year, his fellow PDP senators have tried to remove
him twice as Minority Leader for supporting instead of opposing
the President.


  1. hmmmm

  2. Ok

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