A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Sen. Godswill Akpabio has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate.
The NATION reports that Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom North West, is set to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to the All Progressives Congress(APC) on Wednesday.
According to a statement by his media aide, Mr. Jackson Udom, the resignation letter was dated August 4, 2028.
Mr. Udom said the letter was addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.
“Senator Akpabio thanked the Senate leadership, the minority leadership, all distinguished Senators, his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opportunity to lead the PDP Caucus in the last three years.
“Senator Akpabio is expected to be received into the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.”, the statement read.
In the past one week, the national Assembly has been characterized with series of defections by members from the ruling APC to the opposition PDP as well as from the opposition party to the ruling party.