- Senate president Godswill Akpabio has disclosed that the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Umo Eno, may be joining the APC soon
- At a colloquium for his birthday on Friday, Akpabio added that senators Aminu Tambuwal and Natacha Akpoti Uduaghan may also join the ruling party
- Akpabio's comment followed the allegation from Atiku Abubakar that the APC and President Bola Tinubu were working to turn Nigerian to one-party state
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Godswill Akpabio, the senate president, has satirically disclosed that some senators and governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may dump the party and join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP, NNPP, and others move to stop APC from turning Nigeria into a one-party state
At the event, the former governor of Akwa Ibom said, "very soon, we will all become one family."
He also said the objective of the ruling party was to turn Nigeria to a one-party state.
On Thursday, December 7, it was reported that six political parties, including the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have formed a movement with the PDP to resist the alleged one-party state move of the APC.
Akpabio hints at APC becoming the only party in Nigeria
But speaking on Friday, Akpabio satirically mentioned Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom, Senator Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto and Senator Natacha Akpoti-Uduaghan as the prospective members of the APC.
The senate president said:
"I envision a greater Nigeria under Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. And I want to thank all the political parties that are here for voting for our president across party lines. It is the same way we are running the Senate. The Senate is across party lines.
"Even the governor of this state (Eno of Akwa Ibom) has yet to join the APC; can you imagine that? I am just telling you something, but he is already seated very close to the wife of the vice president of Nigeria and is seated very close to the wife of the president of Nigeria and still stays close to the governor of Cross Rivers state, who is APC.
"And Governor Tambuwal, now Senator Tambuwal, is standing very close to me. What that means is that very soon, we will all become one family."
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Last week, Akpabio swore in Senator Amos Yohanna from Adamawa North after his legal battle with former Senator Elisha Abbo.
Akpoti-Uduaghan and Yohanna had a long legal battle with their opponents from the APC before securing their victory and becoming Nigerian senators.
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