11 May 2015

Biography of Godswill Akpabio; Ex-Governor; Lawyer; Politician; Akwa Ibom State Celebrity

Godswill Akpabio
Godswill Akpabi
Godswill Obot Akpabio is a native of Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Akwa Ibom State. He was born on December 19, 1962.

Godswill Akpabio had his secondary education at the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt. After his secondary school, Godswill Akpabio gained admission to study law at the University of Calabar. He was subsequently called to the bar.

After his call-to-bar, Godswill Akpabio engaged in private law practice by joining Paul Usoro & Co, where he demonstrated
excellence in advocacy.

Godswill Akpabio was called to serve his dear state in the year 2002, when he was appointed the Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources. He later was engaged in the State’s ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, where he left no stone unturned in turning around the local government system. In the year 2006, he was further appointed the Commissioner for Lands and Housing.

In April 2007, Godswill Akpabio contested for governor of Akwa Ibom State on the platform of  People's Democratic Party (PDP) and was successful. Thereupon, he became the governor of Akwa Ibom State having been sworn-in on May 29, 2007. On April 26, 2011, Godswill Akpabio was re-elected for the second term in office as the governor of Akwa Ibom State.

In the April 2015 elections, he contested for the Awka Ibom North West Senatorial Seat and won under the Platform of the People's Democratic Party(PDP).

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