Return My Mandate, Akpabio Tell INEC

Former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has spoken on reports that he aim to be the next Senate president

Akpabio, speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, said he has no plan with the APC leadership on being the next Senate President, insisting that he did not lose Saturday’s election, and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner.

According to results declared by INEC, Chris Ekpeyong was declared winner for polling 118,215 votes ahead of Akpabio who secured 83,158 votes in the Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district election.

Speaking on rumoured bargain with APC to become Senate President, Akpabio said:

“I have no intention being senate president and I have never have.

“All I want is for my seat to be given to me by INEC.

“Those jubiliating now, on the 9th of March will be shocked. APC would win in Akwa Ibom despite defeat in National Assembly election.

“Those reports flying about that I bargained for Senate President with APC is a lie.

“I joined APC to bring my peoples from the South-South to the center and bring victory for President Muhammadu Buhari,” Akpabio said.

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