Senator Godswill Akpabio of PDP had on Sunday visited President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on vacation in London.
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However, details of the Senator’s meeting with President Buhari are not yet undisclossed; there had been lots of speculations that he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom North West District is the Senate Minority Leader and currently a member of the PDP.
The Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang, on Saturday however,announced that the APC would receive Akpabio into its fold on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. this statement was issued in a tweet by Ita Enang.
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President Buhari Senior Special Assistant on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, however, took to his Facebook page flaunting a picture of Akpabio and the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu,
noting that there will be an APC Rally at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, to receive the former governor to APC.
Akpabio’s visit to President Buhari follows a series of defections from the ruling APC. Many lawmakers at the National House of Assembly had announced their defection to the PDP.
Senate President Bukola Saraki and three APC governors, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Abdul Fatah Ahmed of Kwara State and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State had also dumped the APC for PDP.