The Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio of PDP has concluded his much rumoured defection plan to the APC.
Meanwhile, a very reliable source told Global Excellence magazine that, barring last minutes reconsideration, 11 other PDP Senators have agreed to move with Akpabio to APC, most of them from the South East and South South States.
The said deal was reportedly struck with the national leader of the APC (BAT) and sealed on Thursday, 2nd August 2018, when he (Akpabio) visited the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Reacting to this Akpabio’s defection, a senior PDP chieftain had this to say;
”Our fears about Senator Akpabio’s defection were confirmed when he boycotted our NEC meeting. He told us that he was traveling abroad only for us to see him at the Villa with the VP”.
The formal defection cum reception rally for Senator Akpabio will be held on Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, and will be attended by APC party chieftains across the country.