After declaring support for Senator Godswill Akpabio’s presidential ambitions in a venue at Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium, a purported People’s Democratic Party, PDP, flag has sparked controversy.
Among the banners at the event was one that said, “Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State Chapter in Support of His Excellency, Chief Dr Godswill Akpabio for President in 2023.”
The move has confused the political elite, according to Punch, because the party’s leader and Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, is also running for president in 2023 on the PDP’s platform.
The PDP state branch in Akwa Ibom, on the other hand, claims that the banner is the product of mischief makers attempting to win political points by using the PDP’s name.
The publicity secretary of the party, Borono Bassey, made this known in a statement on Wednesday
He said: “Their principal by reminding him that any of his political aspirations will amount to nothing if such aspiration does not come on the platform of the only Party in Akwa Ibom State – the Peoples Democratic Party.”
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