Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio’s decision to choose to meet with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, while he snubbed the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has given rise to insinuations of the lawmaker’s imminent defection.
Senator Akpabio’s meeting with Osinbajo was reportedly about perfecting the lawmaker’s defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
The former Akwa Ibom Governor arrived the State House Villa by 3.06 p.m., with the Presidential Aide on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
Both men went straight into the Vice President’s wing at the State House Villa.
The two Akwa Ibom politicians arrived an hour after President Muhammadu Buhari departed for Bauchi State on an official engagement, while the PDP NEC meeting was going on.
The meeting lasted till around 5.20 p.m.
Akpabio is said to be mulling defection over his rift with the current Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel.