Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina has said that the protest is being sponsored by supporters of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The nationwide protest has been slated to hold on February 5 and is being championed by popular musician, 2face Idibia.
Akpabio made the denial via a statement released by his spokesman, Anietie Ekong.
The statement reads in part:
“Is it not idiotic and senseless for anyone to imagine that Senator Akpabio will sponsor a protest against the same arm of government that he is serving as a leader.”
“As the Minority Leader, Senator Akpabio has consistently maintained that Nigerians should put aside their differences and support every effort that will pull the country out of the present recession.
“Much as he believes in the right of every Nigerian to express himself, he does not think that mass protest is the solution.
“The mischievous attempt to drag the name of Senator Akpabio into the planned protest should be discountenanced as the handiwork of political jobbers.”
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has expressed his support for the planned protest and also promised to participate.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina however said that the protest is being sponsored by people who are angry that President Buhari defeated his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.