Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Minority Leader in the Senate yesterday played up the importance of his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, from opposition the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.

The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State said his defection will spell the end of defections from APC to PDP.

Akpabio said this while speaking on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 on Monday night, claiming people were shocked he left the opposition party to join the APC.

“People cannot get over the fact that I have moved, even me. I am as surprised as they are,” Akpabio stated.

2019: My Defection Will End Defection From APC To PDP – Akpabio
2019: My Defection Will End Defection From APC To PDP – Akpabio

He however pointed that he “can’t apologize for moving,” before claiming that he “moved to stem the tide of movements.”

He added that “Any movement from the PDP now would be towards me (APC), but not much movement would be from the APC to PDP.”

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), had last week declared that Akpabio’s defection to the APC, would not save him from the probe.

Sagay stated that those whose cases had already been taken to court would continue to face prosecution.

The senior lawyer, however, said there was room for plea bargain, an option he noted stubborn people would never use.

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