The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has distanced himself from the 2023 presidential race ahead of the general elections.
The former governor of Akwa Ibom State while speaking on Thursday said he is engrossed with his ministerial duty to assist President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his assignment in 2023.
Akpabio stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja shortly after a meeting with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Adamu, at the party’s Buhari House national secretariat.
He further stated that he is focused on the development of the Niger Delta region.
Akpabio said, “People have mentioned my name. You know I’m a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I work with the very focused President and I’m determined to ensure that he ends well. So, my job as a Minister of Niger Delta is to continue to interact with stakeholders for the Niger Delta.
“As you have seen me, I’m with one of my leaders, Chief of Niger Delta, Don Etiebet. We want to continue to interact with each other, discuss issues and ensure the peace of that region and I can tell you that South-South Nigeria today, is one of the peaceful regions in the country and we want to keep it.
“So there is no doubt that my job has not ended, my job is to continue to support Mr President, not just to ensure the completion of his legacy projects but also to ensure that his projects and legacy lead beyond 2023.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News