Senator Godswill Akpabio has attributed the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election to his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“My former party lost from the day I stepped out of it” Akpabio stated in a one-on-one interview with Channels Television‘s Seun Okinbaloye.

Akpabio stated that the opposition party became vulnerable when he, the Minority Leader of the Senate, moved to the ruling party.

He added that once he moved, he moved with thousands, hence depleting the PDP’s numbers and by extension its chances of winning the elections.

Akpabio also noted that Buhari would still have won without him because Nigerians wanted continuity.

He said, “I believe strongly that the President needed to be re-elected.”

While speaking on his loss at the poll, Akpabio said he was robbed and his mandate will soon be retrieved.

He said the results from Ikot-Ekpene Senatorial District were manipulated in a bid to deprive him of his mandate.

He said, “Those responsible, whether the REC in Akwa-Ibom State or those he instructed know the reality, my plea now is that they should announce my result.

“The reality is that I am asking for justice. I’m saying that INEC should be bold enough to do the right thing.

“I am disappointed that a state with so much followership as far as the party is concerned, the state that loves President Buhari so much was not allowed as a result of a conspiracy to bring out the votes,” Akpabio opined.

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