GODSWILL Akpabio, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and a senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate.
This laid to rest the speculation about his planned move to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akpabio is expected to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to the APC on Wednesday.
According to a statement by Jackson Udom, his media aide, the resignation letter was dated August 4, 2028.
Udom said the letter was addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.
The statement said: “Senator Akpabio thanked the Senate leadership, the minority leadership, all distinguished Senators, his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opportunity to lead the PDP Caucus in the last three years.
“Senator Akpabio is expected to be received into the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.”