ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Ex-minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has treated as false reports that he had quit the race for the Senate Presidency in the forthcoming 10th Senate.
Akwa Ibom North-West Senator-Elect, Akpabio maintains that he is still in the contest.
On Monday, media reports, said that the former Akwa Ibom State two-term governor and former minority leader of the Senate might drop his Senate Presidency ambition for a ministerial appointment in the cabinet of the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Recall that Senator Akpabio was one of the seven presidential aspirants who stepped down for Tinubu at the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential primaries.
Reacting to the alleged withdrawal from the Senate Presidency race report, Akpabio said that it was the handiwork of blackmailers.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Jackson Udom, the Senator-elect said: “Please, tell them that the story is complete falsehood and blackmail cooked and served from the pit of hell.
“These tissues of lies lack substance and only exist in the minds of its purveyors and backers.”