Abuja – Senate Minority leader, Godswill
Akpabio, has denied any rift between him and Akwa Ibom Governor, Undom
Emmanuel, who is his successor.
Speaking in Abuja at a recent event to celebrate the 50th
birthday of Special Adviser to the governor on Security Matters, Captain
Iniobong Ekong, Akpabio attributed the speculation to the governor’s so-called
These have alleged Akpabio and a number of senators and
House of Representatives were working against Emmanuel.
The former governor, who was at the helm for eight years
until 2015, dismissed such speculation saying the members were “solidly” behind
“The state is intact for him and that we are proud of what
he is doing.
The 13 of us will remain steadfast with him beyond 2019,”
The reports of rift suggested all was not well in the
People’s Democratic Party in the state south of the country.
– CAJ News