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Akpabio Reveals Who Caused His Senatorial Election Loss




Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the state, Mike Igini, of been behind his loss at the polls.

The former lawmaker who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th assembly made this known in Essien Udim local government area of the state while empowering some of his constituents

Akpabio said Igini is the most compromised electoral officer in Nigeria and should not be allowed to hold public office.

“Please nobody should have any headache, nobody should cry because there is no need. You know your senator cannot lose election because we were all there,” he said.

“But many of them thought they can go and write whatever they like and even cancel what you won. I have never in my life experienced a resident electoral commissioner like Mike Igini and my message to him is that his hypocrisy will be exposed.

“There is no way you can come into Akwa Ibom and commit that kind of electoral fraud you committed then you go back to Channels Television and sit down and talk as if you are a pope.

“Very soon the world will know… All the materials we are recovering every day will expose you.

“Just yesterday, the police arrested people carrying materials from where they voted and were trying to sneak into INEC. The other day, they arrested someone with card readers. He was frantically calling and trying to say that they were used for training three months after election so that they will continue to manipulate.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.