- APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole has appointed former Senate minority leader, Goodswill Akpabio, as party leader in Akwa Ibom state
- Akpabio on Wednesday, August 8, defected from PDP to APC
- The former governor of Edo state described Akpabio as an ‘uncommon defector’
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has appointed former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio as the party's leader in Akwa Ibom state.
NAIJ.com gathered that Oshiomhole made the disclosure on Wednesday, August 8, at the Ikot Ekpene stadium, venue of the reception rally for Akpabio who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC chairman also taunted the PDP, describing it as a torn umbrella in the face of the current ‘’terrible political weather’’, noting that the party misruled the country for 16 years.
The former governor of Edo state who described Akpabio as an ‘uncommon defector’ also took a swipe at the Senate president Bukola Saraki, describing him as lacking the quality to lead the Red Chamber and urged Akpabio to use his wealth of experience to bear in the running of the party in the state.
The 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.
It was gathered 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.
Meanwhile, the defection of Senate minority leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, to All Progressives Congress (APC) has been 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 in Port Harcourt.
Eze, in the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), commended Akpabio “for acting wisely and jumping out of the crashing PDP train before it finally crashes.’’
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