The attention of the Senate Stability Group of the 10th Senate has been drawn to a sponsored article in some national dialies and online news platforms, purporting the alleged withdrawal of support from President Bola Tinubu for the aspiration of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the preferred choice of Mr President and party leadership.
Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have bothered to dignify the sponsored false publication with a response since the purported withdrawal of support exists only in the minds of its purveyors and sponsors, but because of the negative effect it might create in the minds of our teeming supporters, it is therefore imperative that we offer this response.
That the purported withdrawal of support from Mr President is a big fat lie baked in the oven of those who are yet to come to terms that the Akpabio/ Barau ticket for the leadership of the 10th has come to stay and served on those who are scared of coming to terms with the reality on ground, hence they resort to cheap blackmail, name calling, outright lies and falsehood.
That the support and endorsement of Mr President and the party leadership for our candidate has not been withdrawn nor being contemplated as erroneously stated in the sponsored article.
That the sponsors and backers of the story through out their wild goose chase labored profusely to paint the party’s preferred senate leadership in bad light with no concrete evidence to prove their corruption allegation.
That Senator Akpabio has served this country in various capacities from when he was a commissioner, two term governor, Senate Minority Leader and most recently, as a member of the Federal Executive Council without any blemish except a tone of allegation which has not yet been proven. Yet mischief makers carry around the spurious allegations simply because he is running for the office of the President of the10th Senate.
For the records, there is no iota of truth in the allegation of break in the rank of over 70 senators-elect supporting Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Jubril Barau APC Endorsed candidacy for Senate President and Deputy Senate President.
The truth is that desperate opposition to the party’s position are now jittery with their imminent failure with President Bola Tinubu now as Leader of APC and President. ”
The rebels to the party’s position are also jittery that Tinubu being a man of his words, the decision of the party on zoning would remain unaltered with the massive support of Senators-Elect across all geo-political zones with South West Senators-Elect as the arrow heads of Akpabio/Barau ticket.
From our observations in the last few days, particularly after the successful inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th president of the country, the heat is now on the rebels as discreet investigations for money laundering has commenced against some of them who think they can use money to buy some of the over 70 Senators-Elect supporting the Akpabio/Barau ticket.
Finally, the Akpabio/ Barau ticket has continued to enjoy the support of Mr President, party leadership, the Governor’s Forum, party stakeholders across party lines and over 70 Senators-Elect, who would cast their votes for the preferred candidates for the NASS Leadership.
One million and one purveyors and sponsors of fake news, lies and blackmail in the newspapers and online news platforms cannot alter the decison of the Senators-elect, who are more than eager and willing to put the duo of Akpabio and Barau on the driving seats of the National Assembly come 13th June, 2023.
Media Unit, Stability Group For Akpabio/Barau Campaign Organisation.