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Akpabio refutes reports on defecting back to PDP

A former Senate Minority Leader and currently a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godswill Akpabio has reacted to reports stating his plans to defect back to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, announced his resignation as Minority Leader of the Red Chamber following his defection the ruling APC last year.

However, there have been speculations that the lawmaker was planning to return to his former party.

But the lawmaker while reacting to the report insisted that he was comfortable in the fold of the ruling party.

Speaking with the Nation, Akpabio also said he bears no grudge or bitterness against those who have betrayed him politically.

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“People don’t understand that life is full of ups and downs. Life is not a straight line.

“If it is a straight line, it means you are dead. Even if you have a temporary setback, that shouldn’t make you exude bitterness or hate anybody.

“I can’t go back to the PDP. Why are you people listening to rumour? Why will I go back to the PDP when I am already getting entrenched in the APC?

“I am excited that the President won the election all over the country,” Akpabio said.

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