National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, stirred the huge crowd at Ikot Ekpene Stadium in Akwa Ibom State, with his fiery speech and dance steps.
Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, joined party big wigs, including the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to formally receive defecting ex-senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio.
Akpabio and his wife, Ekaette, and others senators that attended the ceremony displayed their dancing prowess, gyrating to the melodious music, “Shekem’’.
Oshiomhole described the event as the reception for “an uncommon defector and a man of honour’’.
He described Akpabio as a symbol of unity who would lead Akwa Ibom to join Edo as APC states in the South South in 2019.
He explained that opposition Peoples Democratic Party has deceived the people for 16 years and Nigerians were no longer ready for to embrace the party.
The chairman of APC challenged Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to emulate Akpabio by relinquishing his seat.
“Senator Akpabio has demonstrated what the people of South South stand for by quitting the seat of senate minority leader.
“It is the turn of Saraki to vacate his seat as President of the senate.’’
Oshiomhole said Akpabio was joining APC to solidify his position as the former minority leader of the senate.
Akpabio, he said, has demonstrated that he meant good for the people of South South.
He urged the people to appreciate Akpabio for his role as a builder,
Oshiomhole said: “I feel extremely proud of Akpabio and humble also with the kind of crowd that I have seen in Ikot Ekpene today.
“I am happy I came here today to see the bond that exists between Akpabio and the people of Akwa Ibom and I deeply appreciate this.’’