Niger Delta News Minister, Godswill Akpabio has officially declared for 2023 presidency, under the platform of the APC.
Mr Akpabio made the announcement on Wednesday in front of a large crowd at Ikot Ekpene Stadium in Akwa Ibom State.
He also declared his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and went to the ruling APC three years ago.
The former governor of Akwa Ibom state promised to prioritize security and the economy if elected.
Mr Akpabio has now joined his counterpart, Transport Minister and former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi in a race to replace him in 2023.
Messrs. Amaechi and Akpabio served from 2007 to 2015 as rulers of Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, respectively.
Akpabio’s successor, Udom Emmanuel, is also in the running for the PDP.
“Let me pronounce to you that you’ve had a lot of declarations, this one is uncommon. The message is not only a message of hope, not only a message of positive continuity; it is also a message that very soon the Egyptians you see today will see them no more.”
“Therefore, I hereby declare my intention to seek the nomination of my great party, the All Progressive Congress to become not just a candidate but to become the next president in 2023.
“This declaration is being watched live from 59 countries in the world,” Mr Akpabio boasts. “I have never seen a politician so loved by this country like Godswill Akpabio.”