Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position as the Senate minority leader. Akpabio’s resignation is contained in a letter dated August 4, which he wrote to the Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha.
He thanked the Senate leadership, his colleagues, and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the opportunity given to him to lead the PDP caucus in the Senate for the past three years.
Akpabio’s media aide, Anietie Ekong, Tuesday morning confirmed the senator’s resignation.
Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has been on the spotlight in the past few days, following his planned defection from the opposition PDP to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He is scheduled to be formally received into the APC on Wednesday in a rally in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state.