Chief Sunny Onuesoke, chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party in Delta state, has said that former senate minority leader, Senator Goodwill Akpabio, was a mole in the People’s Democratic Party since 2016.
He said this at the Abuja airport while reacting to the news of the defection of the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, from the opposition party PDP to the ruling All progressive Congress (APC).
He said: “His defection to the APC is a manifestation of his role as a mole in the PDP for the past eighteen months borne out of the fear of being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as he remains one of the most corrupt ex-governor of the south-south since the return of Democracy in Nigeria.
“Akpabio’s defection is of no significance to the fortunes of PDP in the South-South owing to the fact that South-South is PDP and PDP is South-South, an ex-governor and a current senator decamping with just two house of assembly members and one commissioner only goes to show his almost zero level of political influence in Akwa Ibom state,” Onuesoke stated.
Onuesoke also played down the statement made by Senator Apkabio, that PDP is dead in the Niger Delta, saying that the Niger-Delta remains the stronghold of the PDP in Nigeria and that his defection will not only strengthen the resolve of party members but will also act as a catalyst for more growth of the party.
“Senator Akpabio, by his defection, has shown to the world that he is man of no morals, no principle and a man lacking of guts, philosophy and ideology tossed to and fro with no direction” Onuesoke further added