Why we gave Jonathan nearly 1 million votes — Akpabio

Former Governor Godswill Akpabio

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, on Friday, urged Nigerians to emulate the statesmanlike nature of President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat for peace to reign in Nigeria.

Mr. Akpabio said this in his state-wide broadcast to mark 2015 Easter celebration in Uyo.

He said the lesson of Easter was recently brought home to Nigerians by the statesmanlike action of the President.

According to him, the President’s decision to concede defeat even before the announcement of final result is in the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.

He added that, “by this act, Mr. President has resurrected morality, good conscience, patriotism and goodwill for our country”.

The governor said President Jonathan had kept his vow that his ambition was not worth anybody’s blood.

On the April 11 governorship election, Mr. Akpabio urged the electorate to demonstrate their commitment to unity for a greater Akwa Ibom State.

He said, “the true Akwa Ibom spirit of loyalty was tested in the presidential election and we acquitted ourselves creditably.

“We were with the President right down to the finishing line and proud that we turned in close to a million votes for the President.

“We are proud of the President’s performance and proud of our support for him.

“This nation now knows that we have no place in this blessed land of promise for the Judas Iscariots.’’

He said those seeking to divide the state with politics needed to remember that Christ said it was through loving one another that one could prove himself a true disciple.

The governor urged Nigerians to adhere to the lessons of Easter, including self-sacrifices for the unity and progress of the state and Nigeria.

Mr. Akpabio also urged Nigerians, particularly Akwa Ibom people, to remain united in spite of the outcome of the past elections and to face the forthcoming elections with great hope.

“As we go out to vote on April 11, let us remember that what is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander.

“Let us show love to our brothers and sisters from Eket Senatorial District by giving them the opportunity to taste what we from Uyo and Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Districts have tasted already,” he said.”

(NAN)


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  • 100% Naija

    You mean the allocated votes?

  • Pass Yahoo

    All incompetent office holders shall be voted out.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Allocated one million votes shown in social media youtube your children busy thumb voting multiple times. Truth cannot hide itself. It must show its beauty. CHANGE IN AKWA IBOM.

  • Ernesto Che Guevara

    Dubious short crook called Akpabio. The headline should read “How I manufactured nearly million votes for Clueless Jonathan”.

  • me

    THIS GUY IS SUCH A HYPOCRITE! WHICH MORALITY?
    HAVE YOU RETURNED ALL THE MONEY YOU STOLE?

  • Guguru

    Akpabio the houseboy

  • Gov Akpabio said “we gave Jonathan nearly 1 million votes.” True confession: these were not votes by voters, but written in the comfort of Akpabio’s governor’s house, courtesy of the billions of naira graft earlier given to voting officials.

    • mdsurgeon

      My thoughts exactly. And the same thing they did in 2011, just decided to “give” a certain number of votes to the candidate instead of letting the people’s votes count. The same practice in perhaps all of SS and SE zones!

  • Akanji92

    Thanks for your confession “we gave him”, he didn’t earn it. Your days of reckoning are near.

  • musa aliyu

    Get ready to return the billions JOnothing enabled you steal from the Akwa Ibom Masses!

  • Rommel

    Akpa boi boi

  • SAM .A

    This man never cease to amuse Nigerians, one of the pillars of failure of Jonathan, the judas of PDP ,now preaching to his dwidling choirs, after he has manipulated the result of election to favor himself , just like he did in primary. He is the Senator elect by abracadabra .
    I think your time is up , for a defeated candidate to concede , is the norm all over the World , Nigeria is not exception. Jonathan had only 2 options after signing peace accord 2 times, to concede & leave for Otuoke or refuse and face the wrath of Nigerians ( except SS & SE) and the World . And arrive in HagueICC with one week with Gbagbo treatment as a desert ,while chicken hearted Akpabio will be hiding their face and deny they ever know their master Jona.Akpabio should stop his naughtiness and start thinking , how he is going to account for mismanagement of Akwa Iboms monthly allocation & IGR for 8years. Also his ignoble role in this election is awaiting revelation .

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  • Omotolaaraujo

    The PDP is the Terrorist Party. The rest of the gangsters must be voted OUT! Once again they have attacked a Court, now in Bayelsa. They must not govern Nigeria again. The pollution in the Delta has further damaged the militant population there. Say NO to militants, murderers, terrorists, and gangsters.

  • Damilola

    you gave gej 1 million votes abi? You ddint allow people to votes their wishes but u simply gave the votes. You will soon be explaining better after may 29

    • Bassey Eniang

      Abami eda says, “who no know, go know”! This is the second time this man is making public confession of his dubious role in Akwa lbom and Nigerian politics! Recall when he publicly stated (on tv) that he manipulated the polls to make Etok a “Senator”!

      Akwa lbom it’s, you have been liberated take full advantage, go out and vote en masse for APC and Umana Okon Umana