Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, former minister of Niger Delta affairs, says he has not and will not withdraw from the 2023 presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday, May 15, Senator Akpabio said the rumour making the rounds that he has withdrawn from the presidential race “is indeed laughable”.
The former minister reiterated that he will not withdraw, boasting that he will win the ruling party’s presidential ticket.
Akpabio also said the report by a newspaper that he is obtained a senatorial nomination form is false.
He added that he would win the 2023 presidential election and be sworn in as the next president of Nigeria.
“The rumour making the rounds that I have withdrawn from the Presidential race is indeed laughable.
“I have not withdrawn, neither have I obtained any Senatorial Nomination form, as published by a newspaper today.
“I am very much in this race and I am in it, to WIN. Rumours of my purported withdrawal are signs of fear of my person in the race.
“I have not withdrawn, I will not withdraw. I will win this race and be sworn in as your next President, by God’s grace, in 2023.”