Presidency Offered Me N2b With Deputy Gov’s Slot To Defect–A’Ibom speaker Alleges
August 11, 2018
The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr. Onofiok Luke, has alleged that the Presidency under President Muhammadu Buhari- APC led administration offered him the sum of Two Billion Naira Only (N2b) and deputy governorship slot to defect from the People Democratic Party (PDP) and join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The speaker made this shocking revelations while peaking during a solidarity rally for Governor Udom Emmanuel and Senator Bassey Albert in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
He made this allegation few days after the defection of the former governor of the state, senator Godswill Akpabio, from the PDP to the APC.
Mr. Luke however vowed that he would rather quit politics than defecting to the ruling APC.
According to his words:
“They said the President had sent words for me to become the deputy governor. They offered me N2bn, but I said no. If you like, offer me N10bn, mine is no,” he said.
“They have no plan for us and no plans for the future of our state. It was all about them. It was only about power grabbing and power sharing, but by God’s amazing grace, we will overcome them,” Luke said.
“Tell Abuja that Akwa Ibom people are ready to resist them, tell them we are ready to vote who we want, tell them we are defending our course. We will deliver our governor for another term in 2019,” he said.