After several weeks of speculations on the news of his defection to the ruling party All Progressive Congress, (APC) the immediate past minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio officially dumped the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling party.
The 55-year-old former governor of Akwa Ibom & Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio on Sunday, resigned his position as the Leader of the Minority at the Senate, and was received into the APC on Wednesday at a rally in Ikot Ekpene by the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other chieftains of the party.
He told the huge crowd that he decided to join APC because he discovered that President Muhammadu Buhari “is a man of integrity and a nationalist’’.
Akpabio said that he decided to join a party that would sweep away poverty and impunity. He said that he joined APC to help salvage the country.
“The country is at war and all the hands must be on deck to salvage the situation and not to aggravate it.
“As keepers of national emergency, everyone should put heads together. I decided to join to emancipate the people and provide succor for the people.’’
He said that the PDP of today has no vision and the leadership is replete with arrogance.