My heart was with Buhari during 2015 election – Akpabio


The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Monday said that his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election despite being a member of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP).

He spoke with State House correspondents after leading elders and leaders from his state to visit President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Akpabio, was the Senate Minority leader before his defection to the APC, in August.
He alleged that throughout the PDP’s 16 years in office at the federal level, there was not even one kilometre road project by the federal government in his state.
He was optimistic that Akwa Ibom will be the first state from South South that will be won be the APC in the 2019 general elections.
According to him, 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 two hundred and sixty six thousand new members have registered with the APC after him and some other people dumped the PDP.
He assured President Buhari that no single indigene of South South will vote against President Buhari in 2019, even as he said that there would not be any defection from the APC that will affect the chances of the party in the forthcoming elections.