Maku defends ‘bold’ Akpabio on election rigging confession ……Premium Times

Nigeria’s Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has defended the confessions of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, that he rigged the 2007 party primary in his state.
On live TV, Sunrise Daily- a programme on Channels TV on Tuesday, the minister, in whose presence the governor confessed to the crime, described the troubled governor as a “bold” man.


“The governor of Akwa Ibom is a very bold man,” he said. “He goes out for what he believes in.

Godswill Akpabio confessed to rigging the 2007 senatorial primary elections
The Nigerian government’s spokesman puts up a strong defence for Mr. Akpabio.
Nigeria’s Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has defended the confessions of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, that he rigged the 2007 party primary in his state.
On live TV, Sunrise Daily- a programme on Channels TV on Tuesday, the minister, in whose presence the governor confessed to the crime, described the troubled governor as a “bold” man.
“The governor of Akwa Ibom is a very bold man,” he said. “He goes out for what he believes in.”

He said the governor has come “under attack” for his style of governance largely for political reasons.
Mr. Akpabio had confessed that he manipulated PDP primary election in the district in favour of Aloysius Etuk in 2007.
The governor, who made the open confession during the “Good Governance Tour” led by the Information Minister to the state, said, “The people of Ikono and Ini (LGA) from 1960 have never produced a senator. I used my own hand to strike out the name of the person who has won before, and I said it is important for me to give that region a senator in 2007, and I produced Senator Aloysius Etok for you; that is where he comes from.”
Mr. Etuk, who subsequently won the main election that year, is currently in his second term in the Senate. During his first term, the senator served as the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation of the upper legislative chamber.

JDNot surprised at this.David Mark has said it all,the man is a careless talker and as spokesperson of the government i refer you to Tony Uranta ‘s staement that the President needs to change his cabinet.Does” Mr biggs ” have anything to do with this?

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  1. What do you expect from Mr. Maku the spoke man for the most disapointing govt ever, he just have to defend his paymasters even at the gunpoint.

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