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PDP knocks Akpabio over comments on Fubara


The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party have fumed over the comment by Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on the state government.

This came as an aftermath of the recent statement credited to Akpabio during a function at Isiokpo where he allegedly attempted to ridicule Governor Siminalayi Fubara by asking him to resign if there was no need to struggle to kill for power.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday by the party’s publicity secretary, Sydney Tambari Gbara, condemned Akpabio’s statement and expressed worry that he had consistently shown disdain, unimaginable level of disrespect and hatred for Fubara through his utterances at public functions in the state, according to Leadership.

The statement reads in part: “His actions against Rivers people had never been pleasant but embarrassing, as he seems to have taken advantage of the political impasse in the State to perfect his evil enterprise of igniting more crises to the detriment of the state.”

The party cited instances where Akpabio had mocked the state governor with comment relating to taking over government from Fubara.

“Recently, at a church service in Tai Local Government Area, the same Akpabio had made a ridiculous remark regarding the 2027 Governorship election in Rivers State.

“At the service, Akpabio had called on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to look for somebody from the Ogoni extraction who will take over from Governor Siminialayi Fubara in 2027. Such a statement was a huge embarrassment which could provoke a crisis as the Governor has not told anyone that he would not seek reelection in 2027,” the party said.

The party warned the Senate President to be mindful of his utterances against Rivers government or forfeit being welcome in the state.

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