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Controversial banner causes stir at Akpabio’s declaration

By Ayoyinka Jegede, Uyo
05 May 2022   |   4:01 am
A banner at Ikot Ekpene township stadium, venue of yesterday’s declaration by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godwill Akpabio, has generated tension in Akwa Ibom State.

A banner at Ikot Ekpene township stadium, venue of yesterday’s declaration by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godwill Akpabio, has generated tension in Akwa Ibom State. 

The banner reads: “Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State Chapter in support of His Excellency, Chief Dr. Godswill Akpabio for President in 2023.” 

The development has indeed thrown members of the political class into confusion considering the fact that the leader of the party and Governor Udom Emmanuel is also running for President in 2023 under PDP. 

Giving reasons for the action, a man who claimed to be a member of the PDP, told our correspondent that the action was taken because the governor failed to consult the party in the state before embarking on such a significant contest.