Former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) has said he is excited about changing party.
The former governor of Akwa Ibom State said joining APC was for the interest of his people, having seen that the Buhari government has brought infrastructural development to Akwa Ibom State and the South South region.
Akpabio said: “I am excited by my jolly movement from the opposition to the ruling party. Now, I will be heard from the side of the Federal Government and not from partisan view. Whatever I say will be viewed from patriotic point of view.
“I move in the interest of the nation. I saw the plight where many of many colleagues see defection as a weapon to disrupt the Buhari administration.
“I moved to stabilise the polity. The PDP government in 16 years did not give a serious appointment to people from my state. This government has given a number of appointments to people of Akwa Ibom State.
Today, we have the minister of National Planning, Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission and so on”