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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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    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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