Massive Crowd Turn up At Rally As Sen. Godswill Akpabio Officially Defects To APC (Photos)
Senator Godswill Akpabio has formally defected to the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at a mega rally held at the Ikot Ekpene township stadium on Wednesday.
No fewer than 30 APC’s senators and members of National Working Committee (NWC) were on hand to receive the ex-senate minority leader, Akpabio.
The senate Majority leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, who introduced his colleagues spoke on Akpabio whom he described as a nationalist and patriot who believes in Nigeria’s unity.
He said: `This defection surpasses all other defections. “This is a defection that has shaken the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “They followed Akpabio everywhere to prevent him from defecting but he ignored them.’’
55-year-old Akpabio, is a lawyer and politician who was also Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015. He said Akpabio is a nationalist who believes in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.