Having suffered some defections in recent weeks, the ruling Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed pleasure with the decision of Sen. Goodwill Akpabio, the Senate Minority Leader, to join its fold.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Sunday: “I welcome it (defection of Akpabio) because all politics is local. All those who have left us did that for purely personal reasons.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there have been rumours making the round about the defection of the Senate Minority Leader from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to APC.
APC Newspaper @APCNewspaper, tweeted on Sunday: “BREAKING: We can confirm that, HE, Sen (Dr) Godswill Akpabio is a card-carrying member of @OfficialAPCNg effective August 4, 2018. @OfficialPDPNig has lost him. Official Reception in days.’’
Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom North West District, is reported to have also visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London, currently in UK for a 10-day vacation.
Also according to a tweet by Bashir Ahmad Verified account @BashirAhmaad
“Today in London, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Senate Minority Leader visited President Muhammadu Buhari.