A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that his “heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 presidential election.”
Akpabio was a two-time governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He was also the Senate Minority leader before he dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in August.
The former governor, who spoke when he led elders and leaders of the APC in the state on a visit to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, alleged that throughout the PDP’s 16 years in office at the federal level, “there was not even one kilometre road project by the central government in Akwa Ibom.”
Akpabio, who was Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, boasted that he would deliver Akwa Ibom for APC in 2019.
He stressed that what “remained of the PDP in the state was mere carcass as the body and soul of the party had joined the APC.”
He said that over 260,000 new members have registered with the APC after him and some other people dumped the PDP.
The former Senate Minority Leader assured Buhari that no single indigene of South South will vote against him in 2019.
The former Governor said that “there would not be any defection from the APC that will affect the chances of the party in the forthcoming elections.”