Senator Godswill Akpabio resigns as senate minority leader

The former governor of Akwa Ibom,Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate.

In his resignation letter sent to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, he said his resignation came into effect on August 4th.

Mr. Jackson Udom, his media aide said his resignation letter was dated August 4.

“Senator Akpabio thanked the Senate leadership, the minority leadership, all distinguished Senators, his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opportunity to lead the PDP Caucus in the last three years.

“Senator Akpabio is expected to be received into the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.”

Akpabio represents Akwa Ibom North West in the Senate. He was governor of oil-rich Akwa Ibom state between 2007 and 2015.

“Let me thank the senate minority leadership, our distinguished colleagues and our great party, the PDP for the opportunity to lead the caucus in the last three years.

“Please accept the assurances of my highest esteem.”

Senator Akpabio had on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and on Monday consulted with All Progressive Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu in Abuja.

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