PDP refutes Akpabio’s expulsion claim

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in  Akwa Ibom State has refuted claims by  Godswill Akpabio, former Senate Minority leader that he was expelled from the party which caused his defecting to another party.
The party  said there is no record showing the existence of such a punitive move undertaken against the senator by his ward or chapter executive council
Ini Ememobong , publicity of the party said in Uyo, the state capital that Akpabio’s claim was  false and without any basis.
The party said the former Senate  Minority Leader would have been brave enough to have prepared himself to face the natural consequences of his actions and not to engage in a doublespeak.
“The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has read a news item flowing from the judgement of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Abang wherein the trial judge held that Senator Akpabio led evidence to show that he was expelled from the People’s Democratic Party and therefore was justified in law in ‘moving’ to the APC.
“We make bold to state that at no time was Akpabio suspended or expelled from the party.   Akpabio had announced to the world on August 8,2018 that he was defecting from the PDP to the APC in pursuit of national interest and to stem the tide of defections at the National Assembly,” he stated.
He alleged that the then Chapter Chairman of the party in in Essien Udim local government area where Akpabio hails from had forged the expulsion letter.
“Expulsion is a process and not an event. We know that the senator is running from his shadows and questioning karma,” he stated.
“His successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel and the incumbent party leadership under Obong Paul Ekpo have … Read More...