Former Governor Of Akwa Ibom Godswill Akpabio Has Withdraw From The Re-run Election Of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.
Godswill who challenged the victory of Senator Chris of the People’s Democratic Party who was said to be the winner of the February 23rd election held, the court of appeal declare a re-run election in some parts of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
News Reaching us confirmed that Godwill Akapbio sent a letter to the All Progressive Congress national Chairman and asked the party to submit another name to replace him as he won’t abandon a national assignment placed on him as minister.
Read what he said below:-
He said, “I have taken into consideration the critical national assignment bestowed on me by Mr President which will be of immense importance to Nigerians and in particular the indigenes of the Niger Delta region and have resolved to remain as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to further discharge my contributions and services to our great fatherland.
“It is on the premise of the foregoing and particularly in line with the provisions of Section 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) that I want to formally and voluntarily withdraw my candidature as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the forthcoming re-run election for the Akwa lbom North-West Senatorial District.”