Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said 20 serving senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are ready to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) once the leadership crisis in the PDP is resolved.
Also the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu dismissed defectors from PDP to APC in the South East, describing them as contract and employment seekers.
Ekweremadu added that those who left PDP from the region have no electoral value.
The duo spoke on Thursday at the expanded caucus meeting of the PDP held in Abuja.
Akpabio, who said that PDP senators in the National Assembly are intact and supportive of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, noted that all the APC senators want is a return of peace to the PDP.
“As I speak, so many senators from the opposing party are eager to join PDP. All they want is return of peace to the party. Once that is done I can assure that 20 senators are on their way to joining the PDP,” he added.