Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has said that the next governor of the State will come from the All Progressives Congress, APC, platform.
Akpabio said this on Friday at a meeting of APC leaders in Uyo ahead of the next governorship election in 2027.
“It will be an aberration for the number three citizen not to have a governor from the same party at the end of an election.
“You know, wherever the Senate president is, that is where the party is.
“Is it possible that Nigeria will give Akwa Ibom the number three citizen and at the end of the election, it will not produce an APC governor?” Akpabio asked.
Pastor Umo Eno of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is the current Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
Eno took over from Emmanuel Udom after the 2023 general elections.