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    Akpabio: My heart was with Buhari in 2015 election

Akpabio: My heart was with Buhari in 2015 election

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election.Akpabio, who served his two terms as governor under the PDP, was chairman of the PDP governors' forum in 2015. Speaking when he led elders from the state to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Akpabio said Buhari would win the 2019 election.The former governor, [...]

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    Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Chris Ekpenyong, a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, has threatened to release "damning records of secret deals" by Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state.Ekpenyong, who was removed from office in 2005, said this while warning Akpabio to stop attacking him.Akpabio was alleged to have said Ekpenyong deceived him into defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration's efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — [...]

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    Akpabio, four governors in Buhari’s delegation to China

Akpabio, four governors in Buhari’s delegation to China

Godswill Akpabio is among the four senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who will accompany President Muhammadu Buhari to China on Friday.Nine ministers and four state governors all elected on the platform of the APC are also among top government officials that will be on the President’s entourage.According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president would [...]

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    Akpabio: All defectors must lose their seats before I get sacked

Akpabio: All defectors must lose their seats before I get sacked

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, says he is not perturbed by the call to declare his seat vacant.Akpabio is representing Akwa Ibom north-west in the upper legislative chamber.On Sunday, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare Akpabio's seat following his defection to the ruling party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The group [...]

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    Stop using Akpabio to get attention, APC replies R-APC

Stop using Akpabio to get attention, APC replies R-APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call on Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber.The R-APC had asked Saraki to declare Akpabio's seat vacant in line with section 68 of the constitution.But in a statement on Sunday, Yekini Nabena, APC [...]

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    R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber, vacant.Last week, Akpabio formally defected to the APC at a rally held in Akwa Ibom state.In a statement on Sunday, Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the R-APC, said Akpabio's seat has become vacant in line [...]

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    Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

At least two persons were during the election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in the house of representatives.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a bye-election in the constituency on Saturday.The  exercise which started peacefully, with impressive turnout of voters, was  later marred by violence.Suspected political thugs reportedly moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.William Aya, [...]

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    Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign.The call was made in a statement by Bashir Bolarinwa, chairman, caretaker committee of the party in the state.He asked Saraki to "toe the path of honour and relinquish the office of the senate president exclusively reserved for the party with majority [...]

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    PHOTOS: Akpabio supporters ‘conduct funeral’ for PDP in Akwa Ibom

PHOTOS: Akpabio supporters ‘conduct funeral’ for PDP in Akwa Ibom

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.During the mega rally to welcome Akpabio into the ruling party, some supporters of the senator displayed a mock coffin which had the colours of the PDP.Inside the coffin was an object which laid like a corpse.See pictures:Photo [...]

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    Oshiomhole to Akwa Ibom residents: Don’t be deceived… PDP robbed you for 16 years

Oshiomhole to Akwa Ibom residents: Don’t be deceived… PDP robbed you for 16 years

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has hailed Godswill Akpabio for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking at an APC rally in Akwa Ibom on Wednesday, he accused the PDP of robbing Nigerians during its 16 years in power.Akpabio served his two terms as governor under the PDP and was [...]

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    Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that some members of the national assembly are plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He, however, asked the unnamed lawmakers to drop their plan because it is “not possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.”Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at an APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom to welcome [...]

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    ‘Some of them took tramadol’, ‘Ben Bruce believes in lies’  – Akpabio tackles PDP lawmakers at APC rally

‘Some of them took tramadol’, ‘Ben Bruce believes in lies’  – Akpabio tackles PDP lawmakers at APC rally

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has officially defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking at an APC rally organised in the state on Wednesday, the former senate minority leader said he joined the ruling party to take the south-south to the centre.He added that he moved to the APC alongside the [...]

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    Akpabio’s entry has swallowed defections from APC, says Lawan

Akpabio’s entry has swallowed defections from APC, says Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, senate majority leader, says the defection of Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has “swallowed” the recent defections from the ruling party. He said the former governor of Akwa Ibom state is an “uncommon senator” who enjoys support all over the country. Lawan spoke at the APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom [...]

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    FLASHBACK: ‘N50bn spent on 2015 poll’, ‘mansions in Abuja, Lagos’ — the EFCC allegations against Akpabio

FLASHBACK: ‘N50bn spent on 2015 poll’, ‘mansions in Abuja, Lagos’ — the EFCC allegations against Akpabio

It is no longer news that Godswill Akpabio will be defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). What has remained unclear, however, is why the former governor of Akwa Ibom state is leaving the PDP – a party he held sway as one of its key figures: a former governor and a senate minority leader.The [...]

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    ‘Inroad into south-south’, ‘consolatory victory’  – four things Akpabio’s defection means for APC

‘Inroad into south-south’, ‘consolatory victory’  – four things Akpabio’s defection means for APC

One of the main gist in town has been the anticipated defection of Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Many didn't see it coming.He has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of a reported rally to formally welcome him into the party’s fold.The interesting thing, [...]

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