Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Sen. Godswill Akpabio has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate.

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.

Sen. Akpabio's resignation letter
Sen. Akpabio’s resignation letter

According to a statement by his media aide, Jackson Udom, the resignation letter was dated August 4, 2028 and addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.

The statement said: “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.”

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