Ahead Ikot Ekpene Mega Rally: All Set For Akpabio’s Defection
The former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio arrived Akwa Ibom International Airport amidst cheering crowd ahead of his planned defection today.
The mega rally organized by the All Progressives Congress, APC will have the former Governor of the State, Akpabio who was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to officially defect to APC.
The event will take place at Ikot Ekpene stadium today, Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
A serving commissioner, Victor Antai, a House of Assembly member, Hon. Nse Ntuen were among those who received Senator Akpabio.
Senator Akpabio spoke about his planned defection, noting that his decision would pull more crowd to the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The senator tendered his letter of resignation on Tuesday. He had visited the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos and Abuja twice since he showed interest in joining the party.
Akpabio also visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London to show his readiness to take up the new challenges at the Senate.
He is being pencilled down the Senate presidency, which naturally should have ceded to the southeast zone.