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Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by AlhajiUmani(m): 3:13pm On May 15
MOVEMENT OR DEFECTION: AKPABIO HAS CAPSIZED LIKE A FAULTY BOAT –PDP

_By Umoh-Obong Kingsley_

The statement by Senator Godswill Akpabio, that he never defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but only moved into the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been dismissed, with the former Governor likened to a faulty capsized boat.

During a chat with journalists in his office on Wednesday, the Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Goddy Umoh, stated that what Akpabio termed as movement is not known to the law, or the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He said: “What we know is defection and that is exactly what he (Akpabio) did. He wrote a letter to the party that he was not willing to belong to PDP again. It was the news all over the country. For him to talk of movement today, ordinarily he has capsized like a very bad boat.”

On the flooding in PDP as presumed by Akpabio, Barr. Umoh emphasized: “If he is talking about flood in terms of water, I might not be in position to speak on that because I’m not living there.

"But if he is talking about political flood, it is very faulty for anybody to say that the party was flooded and he never at any point in time came back to us to say that he was no longer interested.

“It is on record that the first undertaking of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District to give Sen. Akpabio the mandate was at his house in Ukana and I read on behalf of the people of the district by the stakeholders. We gave him the mandate, only to wake up one morning to hear that he has left the party.

“If that is what he calls movement, it is conjectures in terms of terms. There is nothing like movement. It is either you defect or decamp in the manner we all understand.

"Certainly, what he did was not known to anybody in the party.

“After the Sheriff’s incident, the PDP as a party became stronger than any other party. So it is ridiculous for anybody to say that there was flood in the party.”

Barr. Umoh who is a stakeholder from Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District described as very wrong Akpabio’s claim that wards and chapter executives suspended or expelled him from the party thereby frustrating his reelection.

“In all sincerity, that is wrong and I do not agree to it. A ward or chapter executive cannot suspend a Senator.

" Any disciplinary action for a sitting Senator who is a member of the National Executive Council is done at the National leadership of the party.

“Above all, I would have been aware if something like that was to happen. In the law, expulsion from the party is not any or one of the grounds that one needs to throw to the able to defect.”

He cited Sections 68 and 109 of the Constitution which state that the only acceptable grounds for anyone to defect, and anything contrary to that would make anyone lose his/her seat.

On why the PDP did not challenge Akpabio’s defection, Barr. Umoh said it is a matter of choice. “If anyone harms you, you have the choice to either go to court or not. We have the choice and it wasn't the intention of the party to go to court.”

The PDP Legal Adviser wondered why the former Senate Minority Leader went to court to prevent the National Assembly from declaring his seat vacant, if he was not scared.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Kingosytex(f): 3:17pm On May 15
akpabio should stop throwing tantrums... politics is just like every other game, hence, you cant win everytime.


saraki, ajimobi, atiku and a whole lot of others lost. even buhari was a serial loser prior to his victory in 2015

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Ekez(m): 3:26pm On May 15
Akpabio is a gunner

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by StillX10(m): 6:30pm On May 15
Lol, Akpabio is introducing a new term into our political lexicon

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by duncun: 6:38pm On May 15
Akpabio ought to be smarter than what he's going through today. A strong politician with good records from ss that should have fought for his ppl went down the drain by trusting a drug baron.
This is a good lesson to others in se/ss

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by IbyOneGod: 6:48pm On May 15
Dont mind or pity the coward

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by IbyOneGod: 6:49pm On May 15
Akpabio is the only polithiefian that has taken himself backward.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Onyi4live(m): 7:05pm On May 15
National Assembly is not his birthright undecided

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by valentineuwakwe(m): 7:18pm On May 15
still wondering why the party he cross carpeted or MOVED to has not come out to stand by him or support him?

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by havilah050: 7:23pm On May 15
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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Yankiss(m): 7:23pm On May 15
Ukpabio swallowed the udara fruit without reckoning with the size of his anus, as the saying goes. He has lost complete political caste in the new computation. He thought his followers would defect with him to the ruling party, with which he had struck a deal to avoid prosecution. But today he is between Skyla and Charybdis with his political standing very uncertain.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by INTEGRITYA1(m): 7:25pm On May 15
That's serious

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by chiedu7: 7:26pm On May 15
Akpabio don hear am.

Amaechi is persona-non grata.

Okoroawusa is lost amongst his useless statues.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Damidave1124(m): 7:27pm On May 15
grin






Akpabio capsized like a very bad boat

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by searay(m): 7:27pm On May 15
Akpabio remains my Senator
Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by OyiboOyibo(m): 7:28pm On May 15
Akpabio scored an own goal when he joined satanic APC.. RIP Sir

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by KaptainAfrika: 7:31pm On May 15
...and Saraki like the Titanic.
Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by jrusky(m): 7:36pm On May 15
StillX10:
Lol, Akpabio is introducing a new term into our political lexicon

*Movement*

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Whobedatte(m): 7:41pm On May 15
What a foolish political miscalculation embarassed
You were once chairman of Gov forum under a party , shot into prominence under same , became a household name under same party , why not leverage on that ? Why jumping ship to the opposition
How does he think he can perform political abracadabra on a state that is fully PDP baffles me.
Na wa o

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by chiedu7: 7:42pm On May 15
searay:
Akpabio remains my Senator
He is free to be your senator, just not his senatorial district.

Somebody else has filled the post for his senatorial district.

OyiboOyibo:
Akpabio scored an own goal when he joined satanic APC.. RIP Sir
Even Northerners are waking up to the fact that APC is satanic.
Damidave1124:
grin
Akpabio capsized like a very bad boat
Na so Rochas boat go sink.

Yankiss:
Ukpabio swallowed the udara fruit without reckoning with the size of his anus, as the saying goes. He has lost complete political caste in the new computation. He thought his followers would defect with him to the ruling party, with which he had struck a deal to avoid prosecution. But today he is between Skyla and Charybdis with his political standing very uncertain.

grin
Wicked

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Akam2019: 7:44pm On May 15
is a pity, Akpabio harm himself.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Oguieke(m): 7:46pm On May 15
"conjectures in terms of terms "

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Smarkie: 7:49pm On May 15
he should had conduct a proper consultation before defecting.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by freemi(m): 7:53pm On May 15
Lols
Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by fasho01(m): 7:55pm On May 15
grin grin grin

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Firstorderwizard(m): 7:57pm On May 15
duncun:
Akpabio ought to be smarter than what he's going through today. A strong politician with good records from ss that should have fought for his ppl went down the drain by trusting a drug baron.
This is a good lesson to others in se/ss

Okorocha suffered same. You need to see the influence and popularity he commands in se prior to joining APC.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by Dashry(f): 8:08pm On May 15
Okay
Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by LibertyRep: 8:28pm On May 15
OK
Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by YourFreedom(m): 8:38pm On May 15
Please Olorocha should help us build a statue to represent Akpabio.

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by YourFreedom(m): 8:42pm On May 15
Breaking news: Akpabio has just been elected a senator in okorocha's statues Assembly

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Re: Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP by oglalasioux(m): 9:14pm On May 15
How this gringory of a man even became a state governor still baffles me.

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