Godswill Akpabio, former two-time Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Majority Leader of the Senate, has formally finalised his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Wednesday at a rally organised for him at the Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium, Akpabio said: “Let the world know I’ve joined APC; I’m now a progressive.”
He also mocked his PDP colleagues, saying: ‘I want to tell my PDP brothers that I left behind, ‘eeeyahhhh.’”
Akpabio, insisted that he did not defect to APC to evade EFCC arrest., stressing that the EFCC did not find anything on him.
“I have never been charged to court… The EFCC did not find anything on me,” the former Akwa Ibom governor said.
Present at the event were: National Leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole who came in late.
Senators in attendance included: Abdullahi Yahaya, Abdullahi Gumel from Jigawa State, Muhammed Sani from Niger State, Gbenga Ashafa from Lagos State and Former Governor Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Adamu.
Others were: Senators Abubakar Kyari from Borno State, Babajide Omoworare from Osun State, Magnus Abe from Rivers, Mao Ohabunwa from Edo and Nelson Efiong from Akwa Ibom.