A Yoruba body, South-West Renewal Movement (SWRM), on Sunday surprised not a few when it endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, Senator Godswill Akpabio for the 2023 presidency.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, according to the group, has remained the darling of the South-West people. “He is a purposeful leader in Nigeria, a veritable model and always thirsty for legacies’’.
.The group said it would mobilise APC delegates in the South-West geo-political zone to support Akpabio in the ruling party’s presidential primaries.
At a three-hour-long meeting in Akure, Ondo State to finalise their strategy for the APC presidential primaries, the group applauded Akpabio for offering to serve the country at the highest level.
Soft-spoken APC chieftain and chairman of SWRM, Chief Olusola Adebamgbe said at the meeting attended by prominent APC leaders from Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, Osun and Ondo that notable South-West politicians, business tycoons and traditional ruler were working with politicians from other geo-political zones to make Akpabio the country’s next president.
‘’Senator Godswill Akpabio is the man who can guarantee national peace and unity when elected president in 2023’’
The group commended the front runner in the race for the presidency in 2023 for making a difference in Akwa Ibom State, National Assembly and the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs.
The group also underscored Akpabio’s experience, antecedent, credibility and charisma.
It emphasized Akpabio’s robust vision for Nigeria, the feats recorded in the Niger-Delta region and the judicious utilisation of human and natural resources in Akwa Ibom State.
‘’Senator Godswill Akpabio has the potential of becoming the best president. He will encourage foreign investment, boost economic growth, create more jobs, deal with insecurity, pursue policies and principles of women empowerment, provide the enabling environment for the emergence of industries and shift resources to the state governments for positive efforts in roads, health, water and educational infrastructure’.
The group also emphasized Akpabioi’s solid network of allies that he has and the followership he is attracting based on his performance and leadership style.