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I Have Not Seen 2Face Since After His Wedding- Senator Akpabio Denies Link To Mass Protest

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Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio has reacted to news making rounds that he is the main sponsor of the proposed February 5th mass protest been planned by African Queen singer, 2face Idibia.

In a statement signed by Aniete Ekong, the Media aide of the former Governor, he stated that the only familiar link with his principal was when he gifted him and his wife jeeps during their wedding.

Senator Akpabio who also is the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate of the National Assembly disclosed that it will be against his interest to fund a protest that seeks to undermine the activities of the House.

He stated that the protest was not only against the executive arm-led by President Muhammadu Buhari, but against all three arms of Governments which the legislature falls in.

He said the mischievous attempt to drag his name into the protest was indeed the handiwork of political jobbers.

See the full statement below…

The attention of the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been drawn to a story circulating in the internet, alleging that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State is the sponsor of the proposed nationwide protest to be led by 2 Face Idibia, to demand answers from the government over different issues in the country.

It is laughable that the only link between the music star, 2 Face and Senator Akpabio which the authors of the mischievous story belabour to establish is that “in 2013, 2Face and his wife, Annie Macaulay were gifted (sic) two brand new Prado SUVs by this former governor as their wedding gift which they amiably (sic) accepted.”

For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that Senator Akpabio knows nothing about the planned protest neither is he the sponsor. In fact, Senator Akpabio has had no contact whatsoever with 2Face for many years.

According to the information being circulated the organizers of the planned protest have stated clearly that their protest is: “a call for nationwide protests as we say no to the Executive, no to legislatures, no to judiciary.” Is it not idiotic and senseless for anyone to imagine that Senator Akpabio will sponsor a protest against the same arm of government that he is serving as a leader.

As the Minority Leader, Senator Akpabio has consistently maintained that Nigerians should put aside their differences and support every effort that will pull the country out of the present recession. Much as he believes in the right of every Nigerian to express himself, he does not think that mass protest is the solution.

The mischievous attempt to drag the name of Senator Akpabio into the planned protest should be discountenanced as the handiwork of political jobbers.

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