Senator Godswill Akpabio, Monday, said that he could win election on any political party for his second term ticket for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in 2019.
Akpabio, Senate Minority Leader, who contested under the People’s Democratic Party in 2015, won convincingly to represent the district in the Senate.
Daubed ‘uncommon transfomer’ during his reign from 2007-2015, the two-term Akwa Ibom governor spoke at an endorsement rally in his honour and Governor Udom Emmanuel by PDP Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District comprising 10 local government areas.
He had to play down on the issue of party because he believed any party under which he will contest the election would guarantee him victory, noting ‘’The party I will contest does not matter much.’’
Addressing a huge crowd at the Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium, Akpabio said, “Don’t worry about election. Election is all about voting. Today, you notice that I did not shout too much about party because you have endorsed Akpabio as an unopposed candidate. And this unopposed candidate cuts across all the political parties.
“Whether you call it CUPP – Coalition of United Political Parties or whether it is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), no matter the political party, we are saying Let God’s will be done, again. For diverse tendency; for those who want to divide us, let God Almighty not allow them.”
While justifying his desire to return to the Senate to consolidate what he called “uncommon representation,” Akpabio reeled out some of the 68 projects he has attracted to his senatorial district in the past three years to include boreholes, market stalls in all the 10 local government areas of the district, 274 students on scholarship who receive, at least, N100,000 a year, a major road linking the greater part of the senatorial district.
On his part, Governor Emmanuel, thanked the people for his second term endorsement, said the exercise was a show of appreciation, and promised he will not take it for granted.
He assured to complete and inaugurate Ikot Ekpene-Uyo Federal Highway in 2023 and pledged commencement of operations in the Five-Point Sheraton Hotel, Ikot Ekpene.