The former minority leader of the senate is still blaming the Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Mike Igini, of been behind his loss at the polls.
The senator who could not returned to the senate to represent Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 9th assembly made this allegation in his home town, Essien Udim local government area of the state while empowering some of his fans in his constituency.
The former governor of the state told his people not to cry anymore that very soon the plot against him will be exposed and he will reclaim his mandate at all cost.
Sen. Akpabio said, the most compromised electoral officer in Nigeria is Mike Igin and should not be allowed to hold public office. He alleged.
“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 every day 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.”
Daily Tells understands that Akpabio was defeated at the polls by his former boss, Engr. Chris Ekpeyoung, the former deputy governor to Arch. Victor Attah.
According to the result that was announced by the returning officer, Peter Oban, a professor, Mr Akpabio, a former governor of the state, scored 83,158 votes, while Mr Ekpenyong scored 118,215 votes.
Akpabio has been in logjam to recover the said “stolen mandate” always accussing the REC, Mike Igini but in a reply to his allegation, Mike told the public on Channels TV that he was in Akwa Ibom to count vote and not money that Akpabio always brag that what money cannot buy more and more money can buy it.
Mike also told the public that Akpabio is just playing to the gallery to get appointment from the APC lead government, that he is politicking with the matter that is already in the court.