- The Akwa Ibom state chapter of PDP, accuses Senator Godswill Akpabio of spreading conspiracies in an attempt to show his importance in the political scene
- Ini Ememobong, the spokesperson for the party in the state, tells the media handlers of the former governor to exercise caution in their publications
The Akwa Ibom state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected alleged claims by Senator Godswill Akpabio and his media handlers that he is a founding member of the party.
The spokesperson for the PDP in the state, Ini Ememobong, accused the former governor of spreading conspiracies in an attempt to show his importance, Vanguard reports.
The party calls on the media handlers of the former governor to exercise caution in their publications.
“We have read many stories bordering on Chief Godswill Akpabio and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, recently. Most of these stories spin various conspiracy theories attempting to show the farsightedness or indispensability of the former governor,” the PDP said.
“We must confess that all the stories will make an interesting read, at least to the pedestrian person, whose interest in the political affairs of Akwa Ibom is shallow. This reply seeks to address the media handlers of the former governor, calling on them to exercise caution.
“On the issue of being the live wire of the PDP, we will like to remind them that Akpabio is not a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
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In other news, the chief whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, has expressed a contrary view to rumours of possible removal of the speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
Premium Times reports that Dogara, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party is facing impeachment threats in the House.
Doguwa said: “Speculations about looming crisis in the House of reps over the speaker’s defection to the opposition PDP were not true.
The chief whip stated that Dogara's defection did not in any way violate or breach any section of the House rules or the Nigerian constitution.
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