Abuja - Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom on Wednesday in Abuja said he had no plans to impose any candidate as his successor.
He made the denial while speaking with journalists in an interview in Abuja.
According to him, there is no iota of truth that he planned to impose the Secretary to the State Government on the people as being alleged by some Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders in the state.
The governor also denied hijacking the state party membership register as alleged by some of the party`s stakeholders who appeared before the PDP National Integration Committee.
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He said that all the wards and chapters of the party in the state had their membership register while the state party chairman also had his own.
“Such allegation is baseless and it is false. You have to understand that this is political time and people are doing their best to blackmail one another.
“I assure you that am a democrat and I will never impose any candidate on the good people of Akwa Ibom. The people will select their candidate,’’ he said.
Akpabio said that some politicians indulged in falsehood in an attempt to win elections, primaries or gain political power.
He, however, said that he would not be distracted by the allegations but remain focused in ensuring good governance in the state.
The governor assured that PDP was out to ensure electoral independence.
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