Akpabio quits Senate minority leadership


GODSWILL Akpabio has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate.

Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, who represents Akwa Ibom North West, is set to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.

According to a statement by his media aide, Jackson Udom, the resignation letter was dated August 4, 2018 and was addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.

The statement said Senator Akpabio thanked the Senate leadership, the minority leadership, all distinguished Senators and his party for the opportunity to lead the PDP Caucus in the last three years.

Senator Akpabio is expected to be received into (APC) at a rally in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

THEWILL recalls that he had met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Sunday and met the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, on Monday to perfect his defection.


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