Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday evening, met with the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, reportedly to perfect the Lawmaker’s defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Akpabio arrived the Presidential Villa with the Presidential Aide on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
The duo went straight into the Vice President’s Wing, at the State House Villa.
The meeting came on the heels of Akpabio’s defection plot. Akpabio is said to be mulling defection over his rift with the current Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel.
It was gathered that while Akpabio was with the Vice President, the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of his party, the PDP, was also going on, with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other recent defectors from the APC, in attendance.
A ranking Senator revealed that Akpabio had since perfected his plans to dump the PDP.
“If not for the impunity of Saraki, he (Akpabio) would have announced his defection, penultimate Tuesday, when we proceeded on recess. He was to announce it that day, but Saraki stopped him”, the Senator, who did not want be named, said.
It was learnt that if Akpabio decamps, he would be the second Senator from the oil rich Akwa Ibom, to join the APC.
In January, last year, Senator Nelson Effiong (PDP, Akwa-Ibom South), joined the APC.