- Thousands of APC members in Delta state on Saturday, October 23 defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
- The new entrants into the PDP were received into the party by senior officials in the state including Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
- Governor Okowa said the party was a very organised family in the country and strong enough to win the 2023 elections
Sapele - Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, October 23 advised members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta Central Senatorial District to remain united in their quest for the governorship seat in 2023.
Okowa gave the advice while addressing PDP faithful at a rally organised by the leadership of the party in Delta Central to welcome returnees and decampees at Sapele Stadium.
The decampees from the All Progressive Party (APC) led by a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, included a former member of the House of Representatives, Chief Solomon Edoja; Hon. Julius Akpovoka, among others.
The governor commended the decampees for joining the PDP, saying that the party was a very organised family in the country and strong enough to win in all the local government areas in Delta Central in 2023.
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According to Okowa, anybody contesting political office must put his house in order.
“PDP is a very organised party where we welcome new members, unlike APC where one man is pursuing others out of their party.”
Welcoming the decampees, the chairman of PDP in Delta, Chief Kingsley Esiso, said that PDP was the only visible and well-organised political party in the state.
Earlier in his welcome address, chairman of PDP Delta Central, Dr. Patrick Fovie said that the rally was organised to welcome returning party members who went on "political sabbatical."
Governor Okowa says PDP will win Anambra governorship election
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has said that the PDP would win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra as it did in Edo in 2020.
The governor asserted this when he received the PDP candidate in the election, Valentine Ozigbo and some defectors from All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra led by the youth leader in the state, Magnus Eziokwu, in Asaba on Tuesday, October 12.
He said that PDP stood a chance to win Anambra going by the preparations so far made by the party, adding that Ozigbo was better than all other candidates in the election.