Whether true or not it is the Plan defection of Senator Godswill Apkabio, more facts have emerged shading and beaming light to the dark unrevealing the circumstances and indeed what is the true position of the senator representing Akwa-Ibom South senatorial Districts over his plan defection.
cementing the confirmation of the purported rumor of defection of the minority leader that has gone viral on social media , Presidential Adviser on National Assembly matter, senator ita Enang confirms Sen Akpabio’s’ plan defection on the News Hour of African Independent Television (AIT) platform yesterday monitored by Urban Express News Online correspondent where he was quoted to have said every plan is at top gear receiving senator Apkabio and that it is indeed true that he may join their party fold come August 9th this Thursday, three days after (today)
The impending defection also added more sterling facts after more photographs had emerged the Senate minority leader, Godswill Apkabio has met with president Buhari and All Progressive Congress National Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his proposed move away from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Confirming whether there could be a rousing welcome in his own state Akwa-Ibom, the senior special Adviser said there would a rally, but was silent on whether some stalwarts in the APC could attend. But sources close to urban Express News Online said there were plans by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to formally receive Apkabio into the APC Fold.
Several New media Assistant to the president had also published the London meeting on their tweeter handle to suggest true, the impending plan defection.
In a tweet on his personal handle, @senator Apkabio after the visit wrote:”Our most important task as leaders are to engage in meaningful discussion and share ideas that will build the bridge between the struggle of today and the future we will all be proud of”
After months of anxiety, news of Akpabio’s imminent defection from the PDP had swept through the social media last weekend following a post on the facebook page of Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution. Mr Obono-Obla had in his Facebook page wrote: “There shall be an APC Rally at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Abasi Ibom State on Thursday, the 9th August 2018 to receive the former indefatigable governor of the state, His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to All Progressives Congress!
Acting President Osinbajo accompanied by Senator Ita Enang and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom will formally receive Senator Godswill Akpabio into the APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday, August 9, 2018.” Obono-Obla’s involvement in announcing the defection had sparked insinuations that Akpabio was being hounded to defect byEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. However, that claim was strongly rebuffed by Akpabio’s associates, who, yesterday, affirmed that his potential movement was being instigated by other factors.
They wondered if it was the EFCC that hounded Ortom, Saraki and other defectors out of their respective parties. Why he is defecting Among the claims of the former governor’s associates was that his successor does not respect him and had treated him with contempt.
Senator Godswill Akpabio with President Buhari in London on Sunday One source also claimed that Senator Akpabio was peeved by what he feared as the use of the numerical strength of the Ibibio against him.
, the PDP was, yesterday, claiming to have done everything to retain his membership of the opposition party. A party leader, however, affirmed that its constitution only allows room for defection if cracks exist within its fold, adding that at the national level and the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the party, the PDP has no factions.
A prominent member of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, told urban express news online, yesterday, which speculations on the lawmaker’s imminent defection were not new, stating, however, that the party has continued to explore ways of handling the situation. The source said although the PDP will go the whole hog to retain the membership of one of its arrowheads and stalwarts, the party leader said the final decision.
He said: “We have been on this matter for quite a while now and as a party, we have done our best. We are not resting yet and we will do more to make him see reasons to have a second thought. “Our constitution makes provision for leaving the party, which is when there is a crisis or crises leading to the creation of factions. Across all the 36 state chapters, the FCT and the national leadership, we have no parallel executives. So there is no justification for anyone to leave our party for now.” On the options before the party in the event of Akpabio’s defection; the PDP chieftain explained
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