By Saidu Idris
365Daily – Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and presidential aspirant in All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that he is in the race to improve on the legacies of successive presidents, if elected.
He said he would want to be judged by his records and not on the zone he came from or his religious belief.
According to him, ‘We stepped out to say let God’s will be done. The same God’s will brought a lot of transformation to Akwa Ibom State, security and religious harmony and that is what I seek to replicate in Nigeria when given the opportunity.”
He made these assertions, when he visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in his Ota, Ogun state home, to consult him on his aspiration.
The former President thanked him for the respect accorded him with the visit.
Obadanjo said, “As you have rightly said, I can die fighting injustice the way I did in your case when you wanted to be the governor of Akwa Ibom State. And you never disappointed me in that office. Since then, you have been going from strength to strength.”
Speaking further, Obasanjo said: ” a lot has been said about Nigeria and you are absolutely right that if Nigeria does well, Africa and the black race will do well and vice versa. You have done it before in your state and can do it for Nigeria. I believe God has a plan in your life and my prayer is that your desires be in tandem with God’s will and purpose for Nigeria. Your name has something to do with your destiny and may God’s will be done in your life.”
“Godswill, Nigeria needs God’s will and God’s will will it get in 2023. I thank members of your campaign organization, I believe you are here with him because you know Nigeria needs God’s will.
“I belong to no political party. I am for all people. I am no more into partisan politics, adding, I pray that God gives us a team leader and coordinator of people as the next president.
“No individual can do it. No single political party can solve Nigeria’s challenges. Any aspirant, who is not thinking that way, must start now. We need a team player. We need an all inclusive government made up of Nigerians with proven track record in public service. I believe we can get out of insecurity and create a conducive economic atmosphere for foreign investors to come in.”