Former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidential election, the day he left and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Channels Television, Sunday night, Akpabio said his exit made the opposition party lighter.
“My former party lost from the day I stepped out of it,” the former Akwa Ibom Governor said.
Akpabio, however, admitted that PDP would not have been able to defeat President Buhari even if he was there, because Nigerians wanted continuity.
“I believe strongly that the President needed to be re-elected,” he said.
Speaking about his loss at the Senatorial polls following his defection to the APC, Akpabio insisted he was robbed.
He claimed the results from Ikot-Ekpene Senatorial District were mutilated, in a bid to deprive him of his mandate.
Akpabio added, “Those responsible, whether the REC in Akwa-Ibom State or those he instructed know the reality, my plea now is that they should announce my result.
“The reality is that I am asking for justice. Am saying that INEC should be bold enough to do the right thing.
“I am disappointed that a state with so much followership as far as the party is concerned, the state that loves President Buhari so much was not allowed as a result of a conspiracy to bring out the votes.”