I won election, INEC rigged me out –  Godswill Akpabio says

Mr. Godswill Akpabio, ex senator and former Akwa Ibom state Governor has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of rigging him out of his victory in the just concluded 2019 General Elections.

He has since said God will expose and avenge those who made it impossible for him not to retune to the senate.

Akpabio who spoke at Ukana in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state in an empowerment program accused Mr. Mike Igini, INEC state resident electoral commissioner of rigging him out.

He said Igini rigged him out despite the  people of his constituency voted for him in the last election.

The former governor said Igini is the most compromised electoral officer in Nigeria and should not be allowed to hold public office.

Akpabio told his people he did not lose the last election, but was rigged out by INEC official.

“Please nobody should have any headache, nobody should cry because there is no need. You know your senator cannot lose election because we were all there,” he said.

“But many of them thought they can go and write whatever they like and even cancel what you won. I have never in my life experienced a resident electoral commissioner like Mike Igini and my message to him is that his hypocrisy will be exposed.

“There is no way you can come into Akwa Ibom and commit that kind of electoral fraud you committed then you go back to Channels Television and sit down and talk as if you are a pope.

“Very soon the world will know… All the materials we are recovering everyday will expose you.

“Just yesterday, the police arrested people carrying materials from where they voted and were trying to sneak into INEC. The other day, they arrested someone with card readers. He was frantically calling and trying to say that they were used for training three months after election so that they will continue to manipulate.”

Akpabio has since declared his plan to work with Mr. Muhammadu  Buhari to ensure the Nigeria electoral management body is reformed.

”For me, it is important as a former governor and elder statesman to join the President to sanitize the electoral process so that we will ensure that votes count in future elections,” he said.

”There is no need for Nigeria to continue taking one step forward and five steps backward.”

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