Osinbajo, Ors To Formally Welcome Akpabio To APC [Update]
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo will on Wednesday next week formally welcome the former governor of Akwa-Ibom state, Gods will Akpabio to All Progressive Congress (APC).
Akpabio was cited in the Presidential villa on Thursday after his meeting Acting President while PDP NEC meeting was ongoing in Abuja at Wadata Plaza.
However, Akpabio defection to APC was confirmed by the official twitter handle of the ruling party.
Our correspondent gathered that Akpabio had a closed door meeting with former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his Lagos residence.
Acting President, @ProfOsinbajo accompanied by Senator (Dr ) Ita Enang, and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom to formally receive Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio into APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday 9 August, 2018.
All lovers of Democracy are cordially invited. pic.twitter.com/3ZyvNqhxkj
— APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) August 4, 2018
Speaking about the defection, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, the Special Assistant on Prosecution to President Muhammadu Buhari, wrote on his Facebook wall:
“There shall be an APC Rally at Ikot Ekpene , Akwa Abasi Ibom State on Thursday the 9th August 2018 to receive the former indefatigable Governor of the State, His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio to the All Progressives Congress!
“Acting President Osinbajo accompanied by Senator Ita Enang and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom will formally receive Senator Godswill Akpabio into the APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday August 9, 2018.”
He further wrote that Ikot Ekpene shall surely be like Sokoto today on Wednesday the 8 August 2018.
Senator Akpabio is visiting The Lion of Bourdillon Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Ikoyi.
While David Umahi of Ebonyi is visiting Adams Oshiomole in Abuja.
Game on… Defection 2nd leg starts. pic.twitter.com/aEkKrkuxtH
— Hon. Oguntoyinbo O. Ismael (@lanreneville) August 4, 2018