Defection: How Akpabio deceived us —PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has hinted that the Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, pulled the wool over the eyes of the party leadership allegedly telling them he was heading to Germany.

It however turned out that Akpabio went to London to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ahead of his celebrated defection to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this in Abuja on Monday, said the party was not aware of Akpabio’s planned defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

He said the minority leader of the Senate could have had what he called “technical stopover” in London.

Ologbondiyan said, “He told us he was going to Germany and if he ended up in London, maybe, he had a technical stopover.

“The PDP has no issues with Akpabio whatsoever and the party will not respond to speculations of his readiness to defect. We have no notice of the said defection and all I can say now is that we will cross the bridge when we get there.”

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