The Governor of Akwa Ibom state and chairman of the PDP’s Governors Forum; Mr Godswill Akpabio has described the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alliance from the merger of some political parties as a substandard drug that cannot cure Nigeria’s ailments.
Mr Akpabio made this known during an exclusive interview on our breakfast progamme, Sunrise Daily in Uyo, where he likened the planned opposition party to a fake brand of the most popular pain killer drugs in Nigeria.
According to Mr Akpabio, “APC as a drug is our (PDP’s) model and that is why we brought out Panadol.”
“And if it is not panadol, it’s not the same as panadol” he stated using a popular line from an old advertisement of the pain killer.
He further affirmed that “APC cannot cure a lot of disease now and that is the simple truth” as he decried the party’s lingering crisis with the registration of the party’s name and acronym with the electoral body.
When asked if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is involved in the emergence of another APC, the African People’s Congress, Mr Akpabio replied, “it is all politics.”
“PDP does not have a hand in it but if PDP has a hand in it, I will say that is a good strategy because you (PDP) also have to make the opposition uncomfortable.”
“They are making you (pointing to himself as a PDP leader) uncomfortable, so why shouldn’t you make them uncomfortable” he asked cheerfully.