Massive crowd welcomes Akpabio as he formally dumps PDP for APC

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Godswill Akpabio, the Minority Leader of the Senate, has formally sealed his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He was welcomed to the ruling party by a large crowd at Ikot Ekpene township stadium.

Akpabio is defecting along with many of his supporters from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The National Women Leader of APC, Alhajia Salamatu Umar, described the huge crowd at the stadium as unprecedented. “Nigerian women are proud of Akpabio,” she said. She praised Akpabio for the transformation that has taken place in Akwa Ibom.

Among Senators in attendance were: Abdullahi Yahaya, Abdullahi Gumel from Jigawa State, Muhammed Sani from Niger State, Gbenga Ashafa from Lagos State and Former Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Adamu.

Also in attendance were: Senators Abubakar Kyari from Borno State, Babajide Omoworare from Osun State, Magnus Abe from Rivers, Mao Ohabunwa from Edo and Nelson Efiong from Akwa Ibom.

All the Senators were introduced by Ahmed Lawan, the Majority Leader of the Senate.

“This defection has swallowed all other defections.

“One defection that is more than 14.

“This is a defection that has shaken the Peoples Democratic Party,” Lawan said.


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