Godswill Akpabio, the senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State, has officially dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
At a rally in Ikot Ekpene on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Senator Akpabio, who earlier in the week resigned his position as the leader of the minority at the Senate, was received to the party by Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC and at least 30 chieftains of the party.
Akpabio, who is the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State, said that he made a decision to join the ruling APC when he discovered that President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of “integrity and a nationalist”.
He pledged to take the people of Akwa Ibom State and the South South “to the centre for meaningful visibility, marking what appears to have set off rivalry between he and Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation.
Amaechi, a former Rivers governor, until now was the most relevant chieftain of the APC from the South South.