Akpabio Leaves PDP For APC, Blasts PDP, And States His Reasons For Leaving

By Ikenga Chronicles August 9, 2018

Akpabio Leaves PDP For APC, Blasts PDP, And States His Reasons For Leaving

Former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has finally announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akpabio who announced his defection on Wednesday at a rally organised by the APC to welcome him in the Ikot Ekpene area of Akwa Ibom State, said he was leaving because he found out that President Muhammadu Buhari “is a man of integrity and a nationalist.”

He further stated that he joined the APC to help “salvage the country” which “is at war”.

While speaking on Channels Television’s “Politics Today”, Akpabio further had the following to say;

“The problem with my erstwhile party, the PDP, is that they didn’t have a reward system. For some of us who had stayed with the party, toiled with the party, built the party, there was no reward system at all,” Akpabio said on Channels TV’s Politics today.

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“I can’t imagine people who destroyed the party in 2015 to come back to the party, then you roll out the drums, so much pomp and pageantry, and then you now celebrate them as heroes of democracy and not destroyers of the PDP.

“The most shocking thing is that one of them was named the National Leader of the party, when there’s a former President of the country in the party, in the person of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, when there’s a former Vice President of the country, in the person of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, when there’s a former Vice President of the country, in the person of Alhaji Namadi Sambo.

“All these people are fit to become leaders of the party. The longest-serving Senate President, Senator David Mark, is also in that party, and he was not referred to as leader of the party.

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“My colleague the Senate President who unfortunately was one of those who joined to destroy the PDP in 2015 just attended the NEC meeting and out of excitement the same National Chairman rolled out the drums and announced him National Leader of the party.

“Having been the Senate Minority Leader, and by implication the Chairman of the PDP caucus in the National Assembly, I thought there was no more room for me, since we now have a National Leader who has just defected. And PDP has had that kind of reputation in the past.”

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