2023: Senator Godiya Akwashiki Dumps APC
By Collins Mbakwe
Senator Godiya Akwashiki, representing Nasarawa North, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He announced his resignation from the party during the inauguration of the construction of Nassarawa Eggon/Galle road, in Nassarawa Eggon LGA of the state, on Monday.
He cited the alleged doctoring of the delegates’ list as the reason for leaving the ruling party.
“You are all aware of what transpired during the APC primary election in Akwanga. I withdrew from the race because delegates’ lists were doctored by the party.
“I have been under pressure by you to leave the party and today, I have answered your call to leave APC and to actualize my re-election ambition.
“In the next 72 hours, you will see a platform that I will join and we will all move together.”
His defection comes days after a former minister of Aviation and chieftain of the APC, Femi Fani-Kayode, said 22 more APC senators will defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He stated that the planned defection was because the senators were denied the party’s ticket to contest the 2023 elections.