- Comrade Adams Oshiomole has called on the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to vacate his seat
- Oshiomole said Saraki should emulate Senator Godswill Akpabio who recently resigned as minority leader of the Senate
- He said Akpabio has demonstrated what the people of south-south stand for
Adams Oshionhole, the chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, August, declared that it is Bukola Saraki's turn to vacate his seat as Senate president.
Vanguard reports that Oshiomhole made this known at the Ikot-Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom.
He described the former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who officially defected from the opposition PDP to the ruling APC as a symbol of unity.
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Oshiomhole explained that the PDP has deceived the people for 16 years and Nigerians were no longer ready for party. He noted that Saraki could not emulate Akpabio by relinquishing his seat.
According to him, “Senator Akpabio has demonstrated what the people of south south stand for by quitting the seat of senate minority leader. It is the turn of Saraki to vacate his seat as president of the senate.’’
Oshiomhole said Akpabio joined the APC to solidify his position as the former minority leader of the senate.
He said: “I feel extremely proud of Akpabio and humble also with the kind of crowd that I have seen in Ikot Ekpene today. I am happy I came he today to see the bond that exist between Akpabio and the people of Akwa Ibom and I deeply appreciate this.’’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, officially defected from the PDP to the APC.
Akpabio officially defected to the ruling party on Wednesday, August 8, at the Ikot-Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom.
Some of those present at the defection ceremony were the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole; Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan; national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
In related development, that Governor Udom of Akwa Ibom state sacked one of his commissioners, Victor Antai, for relating with the minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio.
Victor Antai, a former lawmaker in the state, was until his sack the commissioner in charge of culture and tourism.
His sack was signed by the secretary to the state government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, very later on Tuesday, August 7. The statement said with his sack, Antai is no longer a member of the state’s executive council.
He was asked to immediately hand over to the permanent secretary in the ministry before the close of work on Wednesday, August 8.
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