- The Akwa Ibom state government says Senator Godswill Akpabio does not have any convincing reason for leaving the PDP
- The commissioner for information and strategy, Charles Udoh, states that several people would have followed Akpabio to the PDP if the lawmaker had genuine reasons for defecting
- Over 1000 APC members defect to PDP in Akwa Ibom
The Akwa Ibom state government has accused Senator Godswill Akpabio of playing God following the lawmaker’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The commissioner for information and strategy, Charles Udoh, said the former governor does not have any cogent reason for leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reports.
Udoh said several people would have followed Akpabio to the APC if the lawmaker had convincing reasons for defecting.
‘’Akpabio’s leaving the party is all about choices. If you talk about respect, Governor Udom Emmanuel is somebody would not use a foul language on anybody. In public, he calls him sir, my mentor,” the commissioner said.
‘’Whosoever God ordained to bring Udom to power was a vessel. So, if you don’t recognize that God has placed you in that position, you are playing God. You cannot play God. If he had a cogent reason more people will have followed him. After all, he nominated 70 per cent of the members of the executive council.”
Meanwhile, over 1,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oron federal constituency of Akwa Ibom state defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, August 9, despite the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio to the ruling party on Wednesday, August 8.
According to The Nation, the defectors were received by the state PDP chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, who urged the people of the state to keep supporting the party and the state governor, Udom Emmanuel.
NAIJ.com gathers that Ekpo said the PDP has remained a religion for the people of the state and by extension, Nigerians, despite the defections of some key members, to the APC.
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