President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (middle) with from right, Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Prof. Steve Ugba, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Chairman Senate Committee on Airforce, Senator Duro Faseyi and Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ibrahim Danbaba at the Russian Parliament on Wednesday.

Defection Latest: Ex-Gov Godswill Akpabio Captured By APC, Dumps PDP

The latest in the gale of defection is the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Minority leader in the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Reliable sources said the Senate leader who has distanced himself from the PDP leadership is yet to disclose reason for the move which was a shocker to analysts and observers of the gale of cross carpeting in the nations polity.

The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo accompanied by Senator (Dr ) Ita Enang, and other leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom State are to formally receive H.E.  Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio into APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium on Thursday 9 August, 2018.