Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Godswill Akpabio"

    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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    Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of a reported plan to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).The former governor of Akwa Ibom is purportedly preparing to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a few days.He met with Buhari during the weekend in London, UK, where the president is currently on vacation.Akpabio was said [...]

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    Akpabio: APC NEC meeting is continuation of the party’s confusion

Akpabio: APC NEC meeting is continuation of the party’s confusion

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the continuation of confusion in the ruling party.Akpabio said this on Tuesday while seconding a motion for adjournment moved by Ahmed Lawan, senate leader.Lawan had moved the motion for adjournment to enable APC senators attend their NEC meeting.The minority leader [...]

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    Akpabio: Yahaya Bello creating the impression that elders should be recycled

Akpabio: Yahaya Bello creating the impression that elders should be recycled

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, is creating an impression that elders should be recycled leaders.Aged 42, Bello is one of the youngest persons occupying leadership position in the country.Speaking on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi [...]

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    Akpabio to APC senators: You are welcome to join PDP

Akpabio to APC senators: You are welcome to join PDP

Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, says his colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are welcome to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said APC lawmakers have been inquiring if there is accommodation for them in the PDP, adding that Nigerians are anticipating the party's return to power in 2019.Speaking at the PDP's national convention in Abuja on [...]

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    Saraki’s trial slowed down the economy, says Akpabio

Saraki’s trial slowed down the economy, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) slowed down the economy.On Wednesday, Saraki was discharged and acquitted of an 18-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets.Speaking on Thursday, just before the upper legislative chamber adjourned for a two-week break, Akpabio told his colleagues that the prices [...]

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    Akpabio: I discouraged PDP senators interested in senate president’s seat

Akpabio: I discouraged PDP senators interested in senate president’s seat

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could have produced the senate president if lawmakers elected on the party's platform were greedy.Speaking at a special session to mark the second anniversary of the 8th senate, Akpabio explained how a PDP senator suggested that the party should nominate a candidate for the number one position [...]

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    Peace Corps is ‘419’… it’s just like MMM, says Akpabio

Peace Corps is ‘419’… it’s just like MMM, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, on Tuesday compared Peace Corps of Nigeria to the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) scheme, which he described as "419".The term 419 is used to describe illegitimate deals.Contributing to a debate on the peace corps of Nigeria bill at plenary, the minority leader said the upper legislative chamber could not afford to pass the [...]

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    Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari’s govt

Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari’s govt

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, says the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is no match for Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, in terms of infrastructural projects.Addressing journalists after accompanying Wike on a tour of projects on Monday, Akpabio said Wike had shown his people how much he loves them.“Governor Wike has done more work and projects in the [...]

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    PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate

PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate

The senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to sack Andy Uba from the senate.Uba, who represents Anambra south at the upper legislative chamber, formally announced his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.Speaking after Saraki read a letter conveying Uba's decision on the floor of the senate, [...]

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