Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio has said no governor elected on the platform of the party would defect to another political party.
Akpabio made this known while speaking during the grand finale of the PDP national reconciliation and consolidation tour in Abuja at the weekend, Chief Akpabio said instead, PDP would attract some opposition governors to its fold.
According to him: “I want to dispel the rumour making the rounds that some PDP Governors are planning to defect to other political parties. That is not true. I have personally spoken with 22 governors, and none of them is interested in going to any other political party… Instead of us moving to other political parties, we will surprise PDP. We are planning to make other governors to join us in the PDP Governors’ Forum. There is nobody that will not like to be in the winning team. We are waxing stronger.”
Chief Akpabio added that he was not bothered about negative media reports while noting that his response had always been to commission more projects to silence the opposition: “In April, I will invite you all to join me in commissioning the gas processing plant in Esit Eket. I will also be commissioning 14 new roads. When the opposition writes, we should answer them with the commissioning of more projects,” he said.