A delegation of Northern Youths from different local government areas of Kebbi State, led by Abdullahi Idris, on Tuesday, declared the Minister, Niger Delta Affairs and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio Wanted.
The declaration was made during a meeting of different youth organisations in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
The leader of the delegation, Abdullahi Idris, who started the declaration by thanking President Muhammadu Buhari, for his good works and also allowing Akpabio feature in his cabinet as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs stated that “in line with the current political atmosphere and hunt for effective leadership come 2023, Akpabio is the best option for a better Nigeria”.
Idris emphasized on the legacies and landmark achievements of Senator Akpabio, during his time as the Governor Of Akwa Ibom State.
In his words, “We are aware of all the good things Akpabio did as Governor of Akwa Ibom State. The Infrastructures, Free Education, Roads, Stadium, hospitals, Airport and a lot more. Most importantly, because of the peace he has maintained in the Niger Delta Region as minister. Akpabio is a man loved by all, and we the youths from the northern part of this country will love to feel a touch of his uncommon transformation.”
“On this note, we call on the Minister to declare and join the race for the 2023 Presidency. We shall mobilize across the country to support him and ensure that he succeeds in taking over the mantle of leadership”, the youths declared.
In response to the demands and yearnings of the youths of Kebbi State, Abasifreke Ekanem (Spencer Ekanem) a loyalist and core supporter of the former Senate Minority Leader, who was present at the meeting thanked the youths for their belief in the ability and capacity of the Minister as well as the vote of confidence passed on Akpabio, saying,
“ I want to thank you all my brothers from this part of the country for believing in the leadership style of His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio. Senator Akpabio as we all know is a lover of peace and good things. He has delivered in different capacities, as Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Minister Of Niger Delta Affairs. To the best of my knowledge, the Minister is focused on delivering the mandate given to him by the President as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
” However, your demands and yearnings shall get to the Minister and we are hopeful that he will respond to your demands and that of other well meaning Nigerians, by answering this call to join the race for Presidency in the next general elections.
“Nigeria Shall experience Uncommon Transformation. Our prayer therefore should be, LET GODSWILL BE DONE IN NIGERIA”.
The declaration, expectedly, ended with a solidarity march on the streets of Birnin Kebbi.