Godswill Akpabio, the senator representing Akwa Ibom East Senatorial District and Senate Minority Leader, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Sen Akpabio was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Senate announced the defection of Sen Akpabio, through its official twitter handle @NGRSenate.
“Breaking: Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa-Ibom East) defects from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC),” the senate tweeted, Friday night .
The senate said Mr Bassey Albert, who is from the same state with Sen Akpabio, raised a point of order and spoke against his defection.
The senator cited the division within the PDP as his reason for leaving the party.
Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the Akwa Ibom State, was also the senate minority leader.
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