The Senator said this in a PDP gathering in Abuja.
In a similar vein the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu dismissed defectors from PDP to APC in the South East, describing them as contract and employment seekers.
Ekweremadu added that those who left PDP from the region were inconsequential as they had no electoral value.
The duo spoke on Thursday at the expanded caucus meeting of the PDP held in Abuja. Akpabio noted that all the APC senators demand is a return of peace to the PDP before moving in.
“As I speak, PDP senators in the National Assembly are intact and supportive of the National Caretaker Committee of the party. senators from the opposing party are eager to join PDP. All they want is return of peace to the party. Once that is done I can assure that 20 senators are on their way to joining the PDP”.