The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke has claimed that the Presidency offered him N2 billion and the deputy governorship slot to entice him dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr. Luke said this on Saturday during a solidarity rally for the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and Senator from the state, Bassey Albert in Uyo, the state capital.
The told his listeners how he turned down the offer, explaining that he would rather quit politics than defect to the APC.
He said, “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.
Mr. Luke blasted former minority Leader in the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who recently dumped the PDP for APC.
He said Mr. Akpabio’s action was for personal interest, aimed at grabbing and sharing power.
Luke added, “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.”