Akpabio admits rigging primary election

Date: 25-03-2013 9:17 am (7 years ago) | Author: OIL PRINCE
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- at 25-03-2013 09:17 AM (7 years ago)
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Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio has confessed to manipulating the result of a 2007 Peoples Democratic Party  senatorial primary election in  the state by single-handedly replacing the winner with the name of his preferred candidate.

 Akpabio, who is also the PDP Governors Forum chairman, made the confession  when a delegation of the National Good Governance  Tour  visited the state on March 9.

The tour, which was recorded with a  video camera,  was led by the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku. The video which went viral  on Sunday was as of 8.47pm viewable on premiumtimes.com, the website of an online Nigerian news portal, Premium Times.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc3kww4BcyE" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc3kww4BcyE</a>


The governor made the confession while  defending his claim of being fair to the people of Ini and Ikono.

He was responding to a question that he had not impacted the lives of the people of the two communities, especially in the area of roads, schools and other public infrastructure.

The communities  form part of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.  Akpabio said he struck out the name of the person who won the PDP primary election  and replaced it with  Aloysius Etuk.

Etuk went ahead to win the senatorial election. He remains a serving senator  having won a reelection in 2011.

 The governor said, “The people of Ikono and Ini (Local Government Areas) from 1960 have never produced a Senator.

“I used my own hand to strike out the name of the person who has won before, and I said it is important for me to give that region a Senator in 2007, and I produced Senator Aloysius Etuk for you; that’s where he comes from.”

 Etuk, who was in attendance at the town hall meeting, confirmed the claim when Akpabio asked him to stand up and “take a bow”.

The governor’s confession shocked  many in attendance.

The governor, who was later hinted of the implication of his claim then  sought to further clarify it.

He said, “So,  I must say that I thank all of you, including the members of the National Assembly led by Senator Aloysius Etok. And when I said that I made Aloy(sius Etok) to become a senator in 2007, I need to explain it so that you don’t think that I wrote his name and he became a senator.

“During the primaries of  the  PDP, we zoned the Senate seat to his federal constituency. And from the federal constituency, he  came  first in the primaries. That happened in the PDP. So we said since he was the first among the people who came from his federal constituency for the primaries, then he must be the one to become the senator.”


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Posted: at 25-03-2013 09:17 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
- odprince at 25-03-2013 01:19 PM (7 years ago)
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what is new in Nigeria today?for the fact that we only criminals in leadership...we are going no where,......all the countries in the world today have advanced...what about Nigeria?what can we be proud off?only kidnapping...boko haram......darkness....no job....no health care...no road...no water..no security,,,,shame on you evil leaders.......EFCC is another corruption body...
Posted: at 25-03-2013 01:19 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Idbabe at 25-03-2013 01:23 PM (7 years ago)
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Confession time right?  We want to hear more
Posted: at 25-03-2013 01:23 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 25-03-2013 01:37 PM (7 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 25-03-2013 01:37 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ezchusa at 25-03-2013 02:12 PM (7 years ago)
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Really?

Posted: at 25-03-2013 02:12 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 25-03-2013 02:23 PM (7 years ago)
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Kkk
Posted: at 25-03-2013 02:23 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- arsenal123 at 25-03-2013 02:27 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 25-03-2013 02:27 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- steveoneal at 25-03-2013 02:36 PM (7 years ago)
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he didnt need to confess, we all know that what we have in nigeria is not democracy, but demonstration of craze,, not election ,but selection,,he is not the first to have done  that
Posted: at 25-03-2013 02:36 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 25-03-2013 02:54 PM (7 years ago)
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And you think we are surprised!!.  that's the trademark of Nigerian leaders in power.   Sad
Posted: at 25-03-2013 02:54 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- toibeli at 25-03-2013 03:32 PM (7 years ago)
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Why the confession at this time? Is he about to die, or is he a born again?
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:32 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mobbysmartins at 25-03-2013 03:40 PM (7 years ago)
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Kai,this man is really boasting about that.God which way Nigeria
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:40 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- crusifixo at 25-03-2013 03:43 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Idbabe on 25-03-2013 01:23 PM
Confession time right?  We want to hear more


he is also planning a blind date for me and you.....you wanna hear more? Angry Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:43 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dumechyke at 25-03-2013 03:45 PM (7 years ago)
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Am not surprised at the level of corruption going on in this country because Jonathan himself has legalized it officially. They have the power, cash, charm, just name them. But one day be one day, monkey go go school but never come back. we don't have a life in our hand but only God do...keep it up Nigeria
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:45 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- BlueIxora at 25-03-2013 03:51 PM (7 years ago)
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Akpabio quit covering your yansh we don see am. Cool
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:51 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Idbabe at 25-03-2013 03:56 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: crusifixo on 25-03-2013 03:43 PM


he is also planning a blind date for me and you.....you wanna hear more? Angry Angry Angry Angry

If na me and you, no shakings.  I dey bam and u know that
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:56 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- teeooandsons at 25-03-2013 03:57 PM (7 years ago)
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Abubakar, what are you waiting for.  This person should be caged immediately.  But i am not surprised anyway.  Is it not PDP?
Posted: at 25-03-2013 03:57 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Senegal at 25-03-2013 04:10 PM (7 years ago)
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not interested
Posted: at 25-03-2013 04:10 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 25-03-2013 04:35 PM (7 years ago)
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 Huh? Shocked Roll Eyes Huh?
Posted: at 25-03-2013 04:35 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Confirm4real at 25-03-2013 04:45 PM (7 years ago)
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My india friend will say "same same na" ........ meaning, all is the samething.

Posted: at 25-03-2013 04:45 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kessybee at 25-03-2013 04:47 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: toibeli on 25-03-2013 03:32 PM
Why the confession at this time? Is he about to die, or is he a born again?
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 25-03-2013 04:47 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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