Honorable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, speaks on his presidential ambition come 2023.
The Minister says he has no interest in contesting the 2023 presidential election or succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Jackson Udom, the minister stated that he is focused on steering the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
Akpabio added that he is not interested in anything else except fulfilling President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda for the people of the Niger Delta region.
He cautioned individuals and groups currently campaigning and urging him to take a shot at the presidency in 2023, saying “their activities are capable of causing undue distractions in the polity”.
The statement reads: “The Minister realizes that in a democracy, as hard as one may try, you cannot suppress whatever opinion others have of you, whether about leadership or governance.
“The clarification became imperative because information at our disposal reveals that some entrenched interest and sponsored groups are wrongly insinuating that the Hon Minister is behind all these calls from some parts of the country.