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Just in: First victim of Godswill Akpabio’s defection to APC emerges in Akwa Ibom

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For relating with the minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, ahead of his planned defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Emmanuel Udom has sacked one of his commissioners, Victor Antai.

Victor Antai, a former lawmaker in the state, was until his sack the commissioner in charge of culture and tourism.

TRACK NEWS reports that the Akwa Ibom state government said Antai was sacked because he refused to comply with good governance processes.

His sack was signed by the secretary to the state government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, very later on Tuesday, August 7.

The statement said with his sack, Antai is no longer a member of the state’s executive council.

He was asked to immediately hand over to the permanent secretary in the ministry before the close of work on Wednesday, August 8.

NAIJ.com reports that Antai is one of the 11 high profile politicians in the state that would be leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joining defecting Akpabio in the APC.

TRACK NEWS earlier reported that Senator Godswill Akpabio received a hero’s welcome in Akwa Ibom when he arrived in the state ahead of his planned defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former Senate minority leader who is set to move to the APC landed on Tuesday, August 7.

A list of those defecting to the APC in the state with Akpabio has Victor Antai.

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