What Akpabio Said About Becoming Next Senate President
Senator Godswill Akpabio has spoken on speculation that he plans to emerge Senate President if Senator Bukola Saraki is impeached.
Speaking Channels Television’s political programme, ‘Politics Today’, Akpabio said he has no intention to be the Senate President, adding that he “believes in the will of God”.
He said, “I don’t have any intention of becoming Senate President today. But I have the intention of becoming whatever God wants me to be. My name is Godswill and I believe in the will of God.
“During my campaign, consistently, I told the good people of Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria, ‘Let God’s will be done.’ I believe so much in the will of God and the will of man.”
On his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Akpabio, who was a former governor of Akwa-Ibom State and senate minority leader under the PDP, said, “The Chairman of PDP is shocked, he thinks I am moving against the tide but I am not. The problem with my erstwhile party, the PDP, is that they didn’t have a reward system.
“For some of us that have stayed with the party and toiled with the party, there was no reward system at all. I can’t imagine people who destroyed the party in 2015 just merely signifying their intention to return to the party and then we roll out the drums and with so much pomp and pageantry we now celebrate them as heroes of democracy and not destroyers of democracy. They say they are back, I wonder what they are coming to do in the party,” he said