National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole has appointed Godswill Akpabio as APC leader in Akwa Ibom State.
Oshiomole made the announcement at a mega rally in Ikot Ekpene that formally received Akpabio into the party.
Adams Oshiomole said: ”Today (8th of august) is historic in the life of our party(APC).For too long, when I was governor of Edo state, even now my successor, Godwin Obaseki, we have always said that in the whole of the Southsouth, it is only in Elo State that APC has a governor.
“We are determined to find other state in the South-South to join forces with Edo State to sustain the changes that Nigeria badly requires.
”There are people who are giving the impression that Akwa Ibom State belongs to them, but today, with what my eyes have seen (the outrageous crowd), in February next year, the great people of Akwa Ibom State will effect a change, under the leadership of a man of honour.
“Akpabio, who did what people failed to do, by saying enough of the umbrella that has been badly shattered by terrible political weather, after misruling Nigeria for 16 years.
“What others are afraid to do, Akpabio did it after deep reflection and he listened to the yearnings of his people, by sacrificing the title of Minority Leader of the Senate to join APC.
“Akpabio did what Senator Bukola Saraki is unable to do and he has shown that the people of the South-South zone can be different, where it matters. We stand up and be counted.”