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Senator Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader

Senator Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader.

Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Senator Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader lailasnews
Senator Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader


In a resignation letter addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, Senator Akpabio said his resignation was with effect from August 4, 2018.

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, who represents Akwa Ibom North West, is set to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to the All Progressives Congress(APC) on Wednesday.

The statement said:

“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 has been meeting with top leaders of the All Progressive Congress ahead of his defection to the party.

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