Akwa Ibom deputy governor reportedly resigns, defects APC
Pa Moses Ekpo, deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state has reportedly resigned, according to a tweet by @APCNewspaper and Ibom.com.ng, The resignation has not been confirmed officially by the PDP controlled Akwa Ibom state government, but the APC organ said Ekpo, the oldest deputy governor in Nigeria, is heading to join Senator Godswill Akpabio into the All Progressives Congress. Both are political allies. Akpabio was a former governor of the state for eight years (2007-2015) and installed incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel. Ekpo, a veteran journalist, diplomat and administrator was born on 22 December 1941 at Abak in Akwa Ibom state.