The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio, has described the letter of gratitude purportedly written by him to the Chief of Staff of the President, as a poorly crafted piece of forgery.
He said the letter titled “Gratitude for your marvelous support to Akwa Ibom APC,” was the figment of the authors imagination.
A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Media) to the former Senate Minority Leader, Anietie Ekong, on Thursday, pointed accusing fingers at political opponents of the Senator, who is also seeking reelection to the Red Chamber.
The full statement read:
Re: Gratitude for your marvelous support to Akwa Ibom APC
The attention of the former Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON has been drawn to a forged letter purportedly written by him to the Chief of Staff to the President titled: “Gratitude for your marvelous support to Akwa Ibom APC” and making the rounds in the social media.
We wish to state categorically that the letter never emanated from the Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio. It is a poorly crafted piece of forgery and the figment of the imagination of the authors.
A cursory look at the letter reveals the fakeness of the contents. For instance, the complimentary closing line reads, “Yours sincerely” and “Yours faithfully” in one letter!
With an imminent defeat in the coming polls, we have always known that desperate politicians will be up to some tricks to gain some political mileage, but we never imagined they could go to the extent of committing forgery just to malign an opponent.
Fortunately, the perpetrators are not ghosts. We have alerted security agencies to be on the look out for those who have either published or shared the sham document for an invitation to shed more light on its source.
Once again, we wish to assure the teeming supporters of Senator Godswill Akpabio and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State and beyond to remain focused, steadfast and unshaken in their commitment to resoundingly vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and all candidates of the party in the coming elections.
According to the immortal words of the great Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes, “truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.”