Following the report being circulated in the media on the visit by the Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio to President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in London for a ten-day vacation, the details of the visit has been gathered by NIGERIA NEWS.
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According to information available, the visit was basically to perfect Akpabio’s planned defection from the People’s Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Recalled that Senator Akpabio had also met with the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo about two days before he proceeded to London to meet Buhari.
Akpabio’s visitation was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
According to Enang, the meeting is solely connected to the plan of Akpabio to dump PDP for APC.
In the words of Enang, “He has finished the London meeting with the President. He is the minority leader and for someone of his status to come over to your party you need to discuss with him at the highest level.”
He further disclosed that the senator would be welcomed to the party by the Vice President and other Chieftains of the APC in two days time.
Recalled also that President Muhammadu Buhari had handed over the affairs of the country to his Vice as required by the constitution last week Friday when he proceeded on his vacation trip to the United Kingdom.
It should also be remembered that the issue of defection especially by lawmakers, including the decision of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki from the APC to PDP has for a while occupied the media. Nigeria News: Buhari’s Aide Mocks Saraki, Abdulfatah Ahmed Over Defection To PDP
About 4o Senators have officially announced their defection from the APC to other political parties with PDP housing the majority of them. Breaking: 37 Lawmakers Dump APC For PDP