Peoples Democratic Party, doing her best to retain Senator Godswill Akpabio who is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress

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Amidst media report that Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it is doing everything possible to retain his membership.

The party said its constitution only allows room for defection if cracks exist within its fold, adding that at the national level and the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the party, the PDP has no factions.

A prominent member of the PDP National Working Committee said speculations on the lawmaker’s imminent defection is not new, stating however that the party has continued to explore ways of handling the situation.

Although the PDP will go the whole hog to retain the membership of one of its arrowheads and stalwarts, the party leader said the final decision lies with the lawmaker.

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