Poor relationship with Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel believed to be reason for senator’s defection
A PDP senator, Nelson Effiong, today announced his defection from the people’s democratic party (PDP) to the All progressives congress (APC).
The development has rattled some nerves in the PDP as caucus leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has vowed to challenge the defection.
63 year old Effiong represents Akwa Ibom South in the senate. Politics Nigeria learnt that Effiong’s defection could have been caused by his rift with Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, over 2019 A’Ibom governorship elections.
The PDP caucus has resolved to settle the issues between both politicians.