Speaking at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP held yesterday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Akpabio, who did not give names of the senators, regretted the leadership crisis bedevilling the party, which he said was responsible for the loss of Edo and Ondo states governorship elections.
“As I speak, so many senators from the ruling party are eager to join PDP. All they want is return of peace to the party. Once that is done I can assure you that 20 senators are on their way to joining the PDP,” he said.
Also, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu said those who left PDP for the APC in the South- East have no electoral value, saying they only defected to look for contracts and employment opportunities.
“We should allow them get the contract they are looking for, to get employment they are looking for. At the appropriate time we would know who is who in the South -East. There is nothing to worry about, we are completely in control,” he said.