- Godswill Akpabio allegedly meets Yemi Osinbajo as the legislator is accepted to defect from the PDP
Akpabio was said to have spent up to two hours with Osinbajo at the session in Aso Rock
It was learnt that Bukola Saraki halted Akpabio’s arranged defection on the floor of the Senate at the last parliamentary session
As the minority pioneer of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, is allegedly intending to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) the legislator has met with Yemi Osinbajo, the nation’s VP.
Daily Trust reports that Akpabio, a previous Governor of Akwa Ibom state, arrived the State House Villa by 3.06pm with Ita Enang, an assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on the National Assembly (Senate).
The report said Akpabio and Enang got to Aso Rock a hour after President Muhammadu Buhari left for Bauchi state on an official mission.
- Eminent Nigerians begin activity design, Nigeriadailytimes.com learnt that the gathering amongst Akpabio and Osinbajo went on for around two hours. Despite the fact that points of interest of the gathering were not known, it is trusted that it could be identified with Akpabio’s alleged defection over his fracture with the present legislative head of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel. Adventitiously, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which Akpabio as of now has a place, held its National Executive Council (NEC) on Thursday, August 3.
Senate President Bukola Saraki and other defectors from the APC went to the gathering. The report cited a best positioning congressperson as saying that Akpabio had idealized his intends to dump the PDP. “Notwithstanding the exemption of Saraki, he (Akpabio) would have declared his deserting penultimate Tuesday when we continued on break. He was to declare it that day however Saraki halted him,” the representative apparently. Akpabio would be the second representative to join the APC from the Niger Delta.
Senator Nelson Effiong from Akwa-Ibom South had prior joined the APC from the PDP. The report said Enang declined to react to an instant message inquiring as to whether the gathering Akpabio held with Osinbajo was a piece of the previous’ defecting plan.
Nigeriadailytimes.com prior revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party was said to have endeavored hysterical endeavors to prevent Senator Godswill Akpabio from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The senator is accounted for to have dropped out with his successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel, and the PDP is endeavoring not to lose him.
A PDP source told the Nation that the national director of the gathering, Prince Uche Secondus, was secured a marathon meeting with Akpabio in his Asokoro Abuja home at the end of the week over the issue.