Senator Godswill Akpabio, has attributed his defection to the All Progressives Congress to taking the people of South-South to the center.
Akpabio, who was former governor of Akwa Ibom state, said he acted on the interest of the state; adding that the Peoples Democratic Party on account of his defection, is dead in Niger-Delta.
The former Minority Leader in the National Assembly, made this statement yesterday during a grand rally in Ikot Ekpene where he formerly decamped from the main opposition PDP.
Recall that it had been speculated that Senator Godswill Akpabio left the PDP with the offer of becoming the next Senate President, upon joining the APC.
He said, “I decided to join the APC at this time because I am a nationalist. In times like this, everybody should support to bring peace to our dear nation; to stop the killings and ensure employment for our teeming youths.”
“With my declaration, uncommon change has come to Akwa Ibom. We believe that South-South cannot stand alone on its own.
“We need to collaborate with others. I consulted. What I have done today is to take the people of the South-South to the centre.
“Whatever I do is in the interest of of Akwa Ibom. I want to leave a legacy in the national interest. With my exit, this is the end of PDP in Niger Delta Delta’’. he said.
The defecting senator also called Nigerians to support the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari; advising his colleagues in the national Assembly to reconvene and see to the national issues that call for emergency
“Do not be afraid of President Muhammadu Buhari. If your hands are clean. Nigerians have not seen the best of Buhari; so give him the chance.’’
At the defection rally, were: the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Party Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Lagos state Governor.