Former Minister of Petroleum and caucus leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State, Chief Don Etiebet, has said the defection of former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio is still a rumour until he personally confirms he has truly decamped.
Akpabio, a two-term PDP governor of Akwa Ibom state, is expected to defect and be received into the APC by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo tomorrow.
He rounded up his consultations yesterday in a meeting with the National Leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in Abuja.
Etiebet, one of the bigwigs holding the structures of the party in Akwa Ibom, said he would not express his excitement just yet.
He said in an interview with Vanguard newspaper: “I have been out of the country, and I have read all the rumours and statements from the third parties about Senator Godswill Akpabio decamping to the APC, and I even saw pictures of him visiting President Buhari in London.
“But I have not heard from Godswill himself yet that he has decamped. I am waiting to hear that from him before I express my excitement.”