Defection: Akpabio was brutal, he can’t be our leader – APC chieftains


Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State have vowed they will not be led by Senator Godswill Akpabio.

They have rejected the former Senate Minority Leader as the party leader in the state.

A party chieftain, Emmanuel Sam, told reporters that he would personally resist Akpabio as the party leader.

He said, β€œwe cannot be led by a man who was brutal to us. We have not forgotten that his brutality made some members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria to move into what is called the APC today. He can never lead us. We will resist it.”

The former Governor was formerly received by the APC on Wednesday after dumping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Obong Mike Edem, another chieftain of the APC in Itu, added, β€œhe cannot be our leader. He will be contradicting himself because he cannot reject a skewed reward system which favours newcomers in his former party, yet wants to be rewarded in the APC through similar skewed arrangement.”


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