Akpabio May Dump PDP For APC, Meets Osinbajo
Barring any last-minute changes, Senator Godswill Akpabio, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senate Minority Leader will defect from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akpabio on Thursday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to perfect his defection to the APC.
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The former governor of Akwa Ibom State arrived the State House Villa by 3.06pm with the Presidential Aide on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
The duo went straight into the Vice President’s wing at the State House Villa.
The two Akwa Ibom politicians came an hour after President Muhammadu Buhari departed for Bauchi State on an official engagement.
The meeting, which lasted till around 5.20pm, came on the heels of Akpabio’s defection plot. Akpabio is said to be mulling defection over his rift with the current governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel.
While Akpabio was with the Vice President, the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of his party, the PDP, was also going on, with Senate President Bukola Saraki and other defectors from the APC in attendance.
If Akpabio decamps, he would be the second senator from the oil rich Akwa Ibom to join the APC.
In January last year, Senator Nelson Effiong (PDP, Akwa-Ibom South) joined the APC.
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