Senator Godswill Akpabio has said he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) to help the Federal Government in the fight against corruption.

The former Senate Minority Leader stated this after the APC national caucus meeting in Abuja, on Wednesday.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Akpabio said: “I am joining APC to stabilise the government and to assist the government to create employment opportunities for Nigerians so that we can fight the twin brother to corruption, which is poverty.

“Poverty creates corruption and corruption deepens poverty, so we need to fight the two together. And that is one of the things I find attractive with the APC and believe me, with my people in Akwa Ibom State, with my presence in APC, my people in South-South have now seen the light and they say APC is the party to vote for come 2019.

“The meeting went very well and a lot of topical issues were discussed bothering on the interest of the nation. The resolutions are fantastic and I believe that the resolutions will not only move the party forward but will help to alleviate the situation in the country today and Nigerians will be happy for it.”

He also praised President Buhari’s style of leadership, stating that “he has been able to improve the image of Nigeria and restored a lot of respect for Nigeria before the international community".

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