Senator Godswill Akpabio has reportedly resigned from his position as minority leader of the Senate.
The lawmaker who has been speculated to be on the verge of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly resigned in a letter dated August 4, and addressed to the Senate deputy minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha and the PDP lawmakers, The Tribune reports.
Akpabio, however, was said to have declined to state any reason for his purported resignation.
The lawmaker was said to have thanked the senate minority leadership and the PDP for giving him the opportunity to lead the caucus for three years.
Below is a purported copy of Senator Godswill Akpabio's resignation letter:
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The APC in a Facebook post on Tuesday, August 7, said Akpabio will be formally joining its fold in a rally scheduled to take place in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state, on Wednesday, August 8.
Meanwhile, the PDP has said Godswill Akpabio did not inform members of the party of his planned visit to London where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, August 6, said the former governor told PDP members that he was visiting Germany and not London, The Punch reports.
Ologbondiyan said Akpabio visit to London was likely a technical stopover. The PDP chieftain stated that the opposition party was not aware of Akpabio’s planned defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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