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JUST IN: Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader, Accused Of Orchestrating DSS Barricade Of NASS

JUST IN: Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader, Accused Of Orchestrating DSS Barricade Of NASS

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position. The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation. Meanwhile, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has accused Akpabio and other senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the DSS siege of the National Assembly. Daily Trust reports that Sen Bruce as saying they would make sure that countries like the US, Canada, The United Kingdom, among others revoke the visas of Senator Akpabio and his cohorts as well as their wives and children over the development. He said they would resist any attempt by the APC senators to effect any leadership change in the Senate. ‎”It has come to our attention that we’re being invaded by state security. Our co...
BREAKING: DSS Prevents Lawmakers, Staff From Entering National Assembly

BREAKING: DSS Prevents Lawmakers, Staff From Entering National Assembly

METRO, NEWS
Operatives of the Department of State Services are at the moment preventing Senators, members of the House of Representatives and workers from entering the National Assembly. The operatives, The Eagle Online is reporting, had been stationed there from about 2am. This was shortly after an aide of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, raised the alarm about a meeting between the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, and about 30 senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. According to available information, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, was also at the meeting held at the Headquarters of the DSS in Abuja. It was said the plot was to remove Saraki and replace him with the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, while Sena...
Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns, Set To Dump PDP Along With Akpabio

Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns, Set To Dump PDP Along With Akpabio

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pa Moses Ekpo, has resigned, APC Newspaper and ibom.com.ng are reporting. According to tweets on the Twitter handle of the two publications, the Deputy Governor will be dumping his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the All Progressives Congress. The resignation has not been confirmed officially by the PDP-controlled Akwa Ibom State Government, but the APC organ said Ekpo, the oldest deputy governor in Nigeria, is heading to join Senator Godswill Akpabio into the APC. Both are political allies. Akpabio was a former governor of the state for eight years (2007-2015) and installed incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel. Akpabio is confirmed all set to dump the PDP, on which platform he also got the tick...
Akpabio Visits President Buhari In London

Akpabio Visits President Buhari In London

NEWS
President Muhammadu Buhari with Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio in London, the United Kingdom on Sunday, August 5, 2018. PHOTO: Bashir Ahmad/Twitter Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday visited President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom. Although details of the Senator’s meeting with President Buhari are not yet known, there had been speculations that he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom North West District is the Senate Minority Leader and currently a member of the PDP. The Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang, on Saturday announced that the APC will receive Akpabio into its fold on Wednesday, Au...