Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, won’t be going for the anticipated Akwa Ibom North West senatorial rerun political race.
Akpabio made this known through a letter routed to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
He said the choice was because of tremendous duty presently set on him as the Minister.
He said he can’t stand to cast off a basic national task given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari in quest for a rerun political decision.
He asked the Party to advise the Autonomous National Constituent Commission (INEC), of his withdrawal from the race in accordance with the Constitution section 33 and 35 of the, 2010, and the Party should present a substitution to run in his place.
It could be recalled that a Court of Appeal, in November decided that a rerun should be held in certain pieces of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial specifically Essien Udim Local Govt.
Akpabio had tested the assertion of Congressperson Chris Ekpenyong, the candidate of People Democracy Party (PDP) as the victor of the February 23rd political election, and Akpabio was to risk his ministerial position to go into a rerun with an already defeated vote of about 38,000.
Akpabio in the letter asked the national Chairman of APC to win on the executive of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, to redeploy the State Residence Official (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Mike Igini, to take into consideration free and truthful rerun races.
Akpabio in the letter dated second of December, 2019, stated: “I wish to review that I was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Region Political decision hung on the 23rd day of February, 2019.