Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr. Onofiok Luke, has alleged that the Presidency offered him N2 billion and the deputy governorship slot to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Luke made this known during a solidarity rally for the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and Senator from the state, Bassey Albert in Uyo,
He also noted that he would rather quit politics than defect to 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.
On the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio, the former Senate Minority Leader, he said the action was borne out of his personal interest.
Luke also insisted that the defection was aimed at grabbing and sharing power.
“They have no plan for us and no plans for the future of out 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, ” Luke stated.