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2019: Akpabio’s defection will cost APC its defeat in Akwa Ibom - Obong Victor Attah

2019: Akpabio’s defection will cost APC its defeat in Akwa Ibom - Obong Victor Attah

- The defection of Akwa Ibom's immediate ex-governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, from PDP to APC has continued to brew reactions among many political stakeholders in the state

- One of such persons is a former governor of the state, Obong Victor Attah, who said that Akpabio's move has reversed the ruling party's chances of victory come the next governorship polls

- Attah further said that restructuring is the only way forward for Nigeria, adding that without it the country will crumble

A former governor of Akwa Ibom, Obong Victor Attah, has said that the defection of the immediate ex-governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has marred the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s prospect of winning the next governorship election, Vanguard reports.

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Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, Attah insisted that Nigeria must be restructured or be crumbled, arguing that this was the reason Nigeria flares are 76% of the gas produced from exploration.

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Earlier, reported that Akpabio had officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.

Akpabio officially defected to the ruling party on Wednesday, August 8, at the Ikot-Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom. gathered 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.

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