The ruling party, All Progressive Congress UK has revealed that Senator Godswill Akpabio will be formerly introduced into the APC on Thursday 9 August 2018.
The APC UK made this known via a tweet it posted on its Twitter handle moments ago.
The tweet read: “Acting President, @ProfOsinbanjo accompanied by Senator (Dr) Ita Enang, and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom to formally receive Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio into APC at lkot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday 9 August, 2018.”
Recall that NAIJAROKO reported that a source stated on Friday that Akpabio met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Aso Rock for about two hours. The source also added that the senator was planning to leave the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The source who spoke with PUNCH, however, claimed that Akpabio was considering leaving the PDP because the APC—led government was threatening to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against him if he did not work to deliver his state, Akwa Ibom, for the ruling party in 2019.
The close party source said, “What is happening is that the APC has threatened to deal with him, using the EFCC and he doesn’t want that at all.
“Although, we are all pleading with him not to leave the party (PDP), but he is afraid. He doesn’t want to be in EFCC’s net at all. He is really under pressure but we hope that he would listen to us.”