The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, on Friday claimed that the Jailing of a professor of Soil Science at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Peter Ogban, has vindicated the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the ruling party.
Ogban was convicted and sentenced to three years in jail for manipulating the result of 2019 Akwa-Ibom North-West senatorial election against the party by the State High Court 2 sitting in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.
However, Nabena, in a statement on Friday, said it is on record that during the election, the minister asked INEC to redeploy the then Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State when he (Akpabio) noticed that the PDP was using some officials of the electoral umpire against him.
“We celebrate the court’s pronouncement jailing one of the agents of the PDP used against our candidate (Akpabio) in the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019. We always believe that ‘if a lie goes for 20 years, the truth will meet it one day.’ This judgment is significant in the sense that others like Prof Ogban in the system should henceforth know that under the present Federal Government/APC’s administration, justice will always prevail”, Nabena said.