Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, who is currently representing Akwa Ibom north-west in the NASS says he is not bothered by the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC)’s call to declare his space vacant.
However, Akpabio while speaking with newsmen at the national assembly today dismissed the R-APC saying the group was not a political party.
“Even as you are looking at me, do I look perturbed? I have not heard the news. Because the reason why I think that is mere rumour is that there is, at the moment, no division in the APC,” he said.
“The APC is one family. If you hear about R-APC that was not really a political party that was not a division, has since been consumed in what they call Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). So, there is no division. And so, any defection from APC to PDP, we will like to declare those seats vacant.”
When asked if the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators had perfected their plans to remove Saraki, Akpabio said he hadn’t been briefed on any plan.
“I just came in from Ikot-Ekpene, where I decided with my people to join APC. I’m yet to be briefed on any of those items. I have not heard anything,” the senator said.
“And what I am hearing now is what you are telling me. But why don’t you wait for me to formally talk to you? I believe that when the national assembly resumes you will hear from me directly. So, exercise patience.”