APC senators in Akwa Ibom ahead of Akpabio’s defection
Some senators belonging to the ruling All Progressives Congress are in Akwa Ibom state for the formal announcement of Senator Godswill Akpabio’s defection to the party.
The senators were led by the senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan.
Akpabio, a former People’s Democratic Party bigwig, resigned as the minority leader of the Nigerian senate on Tuesday.
The defection of the two-term former governor of Akwa Ibom to APC came as shock to many and switch is expected to hand the ruling party a huge in-road to the oil-rich south-south region where its footprints is almost not visible.