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Defection: Akwa Ibom APC Chieftains reject Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected new member, Senator Goodswill Akpabio as its leader in the state.

Some chieftains of the part in the state vowed they will not be led by Akpabio who recently defected from the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.

A party chieftain, Emmanuel Sam, told reporters that he would personally resist Akpabio as the party leader in the state.

In his words, “we cannot be led by a man who was brutal to us. We have not forgotten that his brutality made some members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria move into what is called the APC today. He can never lead us. We will resist it.”

Obong Mike Edem, another chieftain of the APC in Itu, added, “he cannot be our leader. He will be contradicting himself because he cannot reject a skewed reward system which favours newcomers in his former party, yet wants to be rewarded in the APC through the similar skewed arrangement.”

The former Governor was formerly received by the APC on Wednesday after dumping the PDP.

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