Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio yesterday resigned his position.
The Akwa Ibom Northwest senator communicated his resignation to Senate President Bukola Saraki in a letter dated August 4th, 2018.
The letter, entitled “Resignation as Senate Minority Leader”, was signed by Akpabio himself and addressed to the Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.
It reads: “May I extend to you and my dear colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus of the 8th Senate of the Federal Repubic of Nigeria the compliments and best wishes of my constituents and I.
“This letter is to formally inform you of my resignation as the Senate Minority Leader with effect from August 4, 2018.
“Let me thank the Senate Minority leadership, our distinguished colleagues and our great party, the PDP for the opportunity to lead the caucus in the last three years.”
Apart from Saraki and Bwacha, Deputy Senate President, Senate Leader, Minority Whip, Deputy Minority Whip, all senators, Clerk of the Senate, Clerk of the National Assembly and PDP national chairman got copies of the letter.
Senator Akpabio yesterday arrived in Uyo ahead of his officiola receorion into the APC yesterday.