Nigeria’s ruling party said it’s governor has done no wrong.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP said it has uncovered a plot by the opposition to use the media to cause disunity in the PDP Governors’ Forum as well as discredit the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, and bring him to public disrepute.
According to the party, it has carried out investigations which revealed that the opposition, “in their desperation to deceive Nigerians, have recruited political mercenaries who are heavily paid as hatchet men to fabricate and plant spurious and malicious reports in the media to stigmatize Akpabio and the PDP and taint them before Nigerians”.
According to Olisa Metuh, the party’s spokesperson, “these spin doctors have continued to portray Akpabio’s genuine benevolence and kind heartedness in bad light, all in a desperate attempt to disparage him and cause a division in the PDP Governors’ Forum”.
Mr. Metuh, in a statement on Saturday, said all the governors of the PDP are united and there is no division in the PDP Governor’ Forum.
“Also, the leadership of the PDP completely identifies with Governor Akpabio and his landmark developmental projects with which he has brought uncommon transformation to Akwa-Ibom state,” he said.
He added that the achievements of Mr. Akpabio stand out for all to see. His success in transforming Akwa Ibom from the obscure geographical area in the country and placing it on the world map is phenomenal and unprecedented.
“Akpabio has been widely acknowledged for delivering on his electoral promises with optimal transparency, a development which has aroused deep jealousy in the masterminds of the orchestrated merger, whose governors have nothing to show.
“It is only a group with selfish interests like the opposition that will see anything wrong in Akpabio’s continuous gesture in helping the less privileged and the needy,” he added.