In the face of claims that President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn his support for Akpabio’s bid for the senate presidency, the director general of the Akpabio/Barau Stability Group, Ali Ndume, remains firmly behind Akpabio.
He dismissed the claims, attributing them to election-season political maneuvering.
There were rumors that Tinubu ceased backing Akpabio as a result of various corruption charges that were connected to him.
In his remarks on the study on Wednesday, Ndume emphasized that it is not a new practice.
He noted, “President Bola Tinubu faced the same sort of accusations during his presidential campaign.”
Ndume said, “It is not surprising that whenever a politically exposed person is contesting elections, some people would be sponsored to raise issues against him or her.
“Don’t forget that President Bola Tinubu was also severally accused when he was campaigning to be president.
“We are not actually bothered about what the sponsored groups are saying about Akpabio, the anti-graft agencies know what to do. Why are they teaching them what to do?
“They are alleging that some corrupt activities took place under his watch at the NDDC but they did not say he misappropriated funds as governor or as minister.
“Akpabio was not the accounting officer of the NDDC, he only supervised the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
“They also accused him of not constituting the board of the NDDC but that also was not his job. The president of the country is saddled with such responsibility.”
Follow us on Facebook
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author and forum participants on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Anaedo Online or official policies of the Anaedo Online.