Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, and now minority leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
The meeting, it was learnt was to formalise his defection to the APC from the PDP.
Before meeting with Buhari Sunday, Akpabio had separately met with the National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
There are reports that Akpabio will formally cross from PDP to APC any moment from now.
APC Newspaper on its Twitter handle announced Saturday night: “We can confirm that, HE, Sen (Dr) Godswill Akpabio is a card carrying member of @OfficialAPCNg effective August 4, 2018. @OfficialPDPNig has lost him. Official Reception in days”.
And APC United Kingdom in another tweet set the date for the defection: “Acting President, @ProfOsinbajo accompanied by Senator (Dr ) Ita Enang, and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom to formally receive Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio into APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday 9 August, 2018.
All lovers of Democracy are cordially invited”.
Analysts said Akpabio’s crossing over to the APC may flip Akwa Ibom to APC in next February election and at least assure President Buhari of capturing 25 per cent of the vote.