The Ikot Ikpene Township Stadium in Akwa Ibom is currently filled to the brim. The occassion is the defection rally of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Apart from the huge crowd of supporters and Akwa Ibom people, leaders of the APC across the country are in attendance.
National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, moments ago officially welcomed Akpabio, who recently resigned as the Senate Minority leader, to the party.
APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is also present. Secretary to the State Government, Boss Mustapha, is representing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Senators, House of Representatives members and ministers are also present.