The Peoples Democratic Party and Accord Party(AP) in Akwa Ibom state have lost hundreds of its members to the APC.
Leading the defection, Samuel Effanga, a former exco member during Godswill Akpabio’s administration and a candidate for Uyo federal House of Representative on the platform of APC leads his supporters to join the All Progressives Congress, The Nation reports.
Other bigwigs that defected to the APC is the former chairman of Uyo local government area, Ekerette Ekpenyong was a strong member of PDP prior to his defection.
They were being received by the chairman of the Uyo chapter of the APC, Gabriel Ikpe.
The former council boss explained that he decided to join the APC because the PDP is no longer relevant.
He defended his defection by saying that his heart has always be with the APC.
Ekpenyong said: “I may have been a Chairman on the platform of PDP but I tell you that my heart was always with APC. I was only there for some time but now, I am back home. Godswill Akpabio as Governor then, told me several times that Umana Umana was going to succeed him as governor hence the time has come for us to actualise that dream.”
Receiving the defecting politicians, the Uyo chapter chairman, Gabriel Ikpe told them that they were welcome assuring that they will be fully accommodated by his party.
He added that their decisions to dump PDP for APC was timely as it would give the party a better chance considering the upcoming rerun election in the state.
Meanwhile, the PDP had made moves aimed at devising strategies to checkmate the onslaught of the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The PDP leaders were said to have met to try and find a way to portray the APC and the Buhari-led administration as running an oppressive government capable of snuffing life out of the opposition.
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