- Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has saved Nigerians the suspense as he officially defected from PDP to APC
- He defected from the opposition party with fanfare at the Ikot-Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom
- A lot of chieftains of the ruling party, including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, were present at the mega rally held in honour of Akpabio
The former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akpabio officially defected to the ruling party on Wednesday, August 8, at the Ikot-Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom.
NAIJ.com gathers some of those present at the defection ceremony were the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole; Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan; national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Recall that Akpabio had been associating with the ruling party in the past few days even though he didn't make his defection official until now.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the defection of Senate minority leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, to All Progressives Congress (APC) was described “as the beginning of the end of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’’.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, made the prediction in a statement on Monday, August 6, in Port Harcourt.
Eze, in the statement made available to the newsmen, commended Akpabio “for acting wisely and jumping out of the crashing PDP train before it finally crashes’’.
Also reported by NAIJ.com was that Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state sacked one of his commissioners, Victor Antai, for relating with the minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio.
Victor Antai, a former lawmaker in the state, was until his sack the commissioner in charge of culture and tourism.
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