Former Akwa Ibom State governor and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has finalized plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). To perfect a smooth defection, Akpabio reportedly met with Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo yesterday at the Presidetial Villa. He arrived the State House Villa by 3.06pm with the Presidential Aide on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
The duo went straight into the Vice President’s wing at the State House Villa. The two Akwa Ibom politicians came an hour after President Muhammadu Buhari departed for Bauchi State on an official engagement.
The meeting, which lasted till around 5.20pm, came on the heels of Akpabio’s defection plot. Akpabio is said to be mulling defection over his rift with the current governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel.