The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has extended an invitation to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and Senator Godswill Akpabio to leave the Peoples’ Democratic Party and join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senator Melaye stated this in a goodwill message at the first constituency briefing of Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio which held yesterday at Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium.
While commending the Akwa Ibom State Government for good governance, He lamented that same is lacking in his home state of Kogi.
“I am overwhelmed by the level of development I have seen today in Akwa Ibom State. I want to thank My Friend and Brother, Sen.Akpabio and Governor Udom for keeping Akwa Ibom on the path of sustainable progress. We certainly need more people who can achieve these giant strides in my party. I am therefore using this great opportunity to invite you to join my party, the All Progressives Congress, APC”, He said.
Sen. Akpabio while speaking at the event referred to Nigeria as a sick nation which needs everyone to join hands to revive, else it dies.
He warned that unless those beating drums of separatism and wars were checked, the steady heartbeat of the nation could eventually run into convulsion.
He described Nigeria as “child of rape since Lord Frederick Lugard and his wife did not consult our forefathers before amalgamating Nigeria, and it is only in rape that the consent of the woman is not sought. I will plead with Nigerian children not to allow the circumstances of their father’s birth to affect their future.”
Others who accompanied Senator Akpabio included Governor Udom Emmanuel, Senator Theodore Orji and Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda.
Akpabio doled out cash and equipment to his constituents in the 10 local government areas making up Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, and enthused that the present recession is not insurmountable.
They all expressed solidarity with Sen.Melaye, describing Him as a vibrant Lawmaker who can’t be recalled by reasonable constituents except miscreants who have been given peanuts to survive in a Buhari-recessed economy.