“I voted for Buhari in 2015” – Akpabio reveals
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won Dr. Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) during the 2015 general election.
Senator Godswill Akpabio’s elder brother, Chief Isong Ibanga Akpabio said he voted for President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress during the last General election.
Speaking to an online newspaper in Lagos, he said that even as a PDP stalwart in the state, he voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election thinking that he (Buhari) and his party (APC) would bring about the much needed change then.
But he said he, as well as other Nigerians, have been completely disappointed in the Buhari-led government. He cited insecurity as the major area the government has failed in woefully.
He said he was as shocked as everyone else when he learnt of his younger brother’s defection.
“Since I came back (from abroad) I have not gone to my village and I am yet to meet him (Senator) in person). I know many people are confused just as I am. I have talked with some folks on phone and they said it’s something they never expected to happen. I know some people may be very happy it happened, and some may be very unhappy it happened,” he said.
Asked if his brother’s defection will change the political equation in his home state, the politician cum businessman who in 2006 aspired to govern Akwa Ibom alongside his now Senator brother, also on the platform of PDP, replied: “The state has been ruled by PDP for the past 19 years. I cannot see APC just wake up one day and say they have taken over the state. I know that Akwa Ibom people who have embraced PDP over the years will not, because of the defection of one person, change over to another party.
“I don’t really mind APC coming to the state if they have any goodies to offer the people, but I think it is an uphill task, Akwa Ibom is PDP state.”