- Some members of the PDP defected to the APC in Akwa Ibom
- The defectors promised to help the APC win in the general elections
- The APC promised to treat the new members the same way as old members
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost 450 members of its party to the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom state.
Daily Trust reports that the defectors joined the APC in Udung Uko Local Government Area on Wednesday, January 9.
The defector were led by Obiosio Obisio, the PDP Udung Uko Local Government chapter youth leader, Peter Effanga and Sam Effiong, two other members of the chapter executive and Ulap Nyong Edumoh, the proprietor of St. Dominic Comprehensive College which is a popular school in Oron Local Government Area.
Obiosio said with their coming APC “would win all the elections in Udung Uko, one of the five local government areas in Oron Nation, the third largest ethnic group in Akwa Ibom State.”
Edumoh said they joined APC because of the impact Obong Nsima Ekere, the APC governorship candidate created in Oron Nation with road construction when he served as managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Dr Ita Udosen who is the APC state deputy chairman said the defectors will be treated like old members and applauded them for seeing the light.
Meanwhile, the minority leader of Gombe state House of Assembly, Honourable Maigari Jungudo, representing Funakaye north, on Wednesday, January 9, announced his defection from his party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jungudo joined the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), immediately after his defection.
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The minority leader said he left the APC over the party's unjust treatment of some founding members in the state.
Barely a week ago, no fewer than 2,800 members of the PDP in Madobi, Daura in Katsina state defected to the APC.
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