The decision to defect to the ruling All Progressive Congress has started paying off for former Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the former Senate Minority Leader as the National Coordinator of the Presidential Support Committee.

This was made known on Thursday by the Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of the committee, Mfon Okon.

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Okon also disclosed that four indigenes of the state have also been appointed in readiness for Buhari’s re-election campaign slated for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, on December 28.

They include Valerie Ebe, a former deputy governor of the state as chairman, National Advisory Committee; John Akpanudoedehe, National Director Planning Strategy; Aloysius Etok, National Director for inter-party affairs, and the party’s South-South zonal woman leader, Rachael Akpabio as the National Assistant Welfare Secretary.