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We Never Knew Akpabio Was Going To Meet Buhari —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party said it was not aware that the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, was going to London where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.

Rather, it said the former governor of Akwa Ibom State told members of the party’s National Working Committee that he was on his way to Germany.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this in Abuja on Monday, said the party was not aware of Akpabio’s planned defection to the ruling APC.

He said the minority leader of the Senate could have had what he called “technical stopover” in London.

Ologbondiyan said, “He told us he was going to Germany and if he ended up in London, maybe, he had a technical stopover.

“The PDP has no issues with Akpabio whatsoever and the party will not respond to speculations of his readiness to defect. We have no notice of the said defection and all I can say now is that we will cross the bridge when we get there.”