Godswill Akpabio, lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North West at the Senate says he cannot go back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Akpabio, a former governor of the state who was elected Senator under the PDP defected last year and joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
While joining the ruling party, he also resigned as Senate Minority Leader at the upper legislative chamber, a position given to him by the opposition party during the formation of the 8th Senate.
The lawmaker had promised to deliver the political structures of the state to the APC when he joined the party. In one of his campaigns he said the state will be the first the ruling party will snatch from the opposition party.
During the 2019 general election, the lawmaker did not only fail to deliver the state to President Muhammadu Buhari who sought re-election, he also failed to secure his return to the red chamber.
After the election, speculations went rife that he was planning a return to the PDP but speaking with The Nation Newspapers, the lawmaker denied such plans by him exist.
”I can’t go back to the PDP. Why are you people listening to rumour? Why will I go back to the PDP when I am already getting entrenched in the APC? I am excited that the President won the election all over the country,” Akpabio was quoted as saying.
The politician said he has no regret dumping the opposition party for the ruling party.
“I also do not have any regret joining the APC, not a single regret. If I was to take a decision today, I will still go to the APC”, he added.