Akpabio Begs Tambuwal to Stop Their Men from Decamping to APC

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has appealed to the Speaker of the House of Reps, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, to stop further defection of members of Peoples Democratic Party in the National Assembly to the leading opposition party, the APC.

His exact words were “You must do everything humanly possible to avoid further defection of PDP members in the National Assembly. Even those that have defected, we want to implore you to do your best to convince them to come back because the umbrella is not torn. The umbrella can accommodate them and can still cover them very well.”

In his reaction, Tambuwal simply told Akpabio that he was in the state to discuss national issues.

It will be recalled that 37 members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of PDP had last month defected to the All Progressives Congress, giving the opposition a simple majority in the House.

But Akpabio asked the Speaker to help convince the defectors to return to the party. Akpabio’s position was contained in a statement issued after Tambuwal paid him a courtesy visit in Uyo on Monday.

My trusted Source gathered that all efforts by Akpabio to drag Tambuwal into political discussions during his visit to the state was politely turned down.

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