2023 Elections: Big Win for Atiku, Okowa as Another Prominent Tinubu, APC Campaigner Joins PDP

2023 Elections: Big Win for Atiku, Okowa as Another Prominent Tinubu, APC Campaigner Joins PDP

  • The APC is now short of one of its prominent campaigners ahead of the 2023 general elections following the defection of Nick Ovuakporie
  • Ovuakporie, until his recent defection to the PDP, was the scribe of the APC in Delta state as well as a member of its campaign council
  • It was gathered that Ovuakporie who was handed the PDP membership card on Sunday, February 19, has pledged to support the party at all levels

Delta - The secretary and co-secretary of the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta, Nick Ovuakporie, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ovuakporie, known to be a foundation member of APC, on Sunday, February 19, formally joined forces with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to win the presidential and governorship elections in the state.

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The PDP campaign train was joined on Sunday, February 19, by an APC bigwig in Delta
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New Telegraph reports that the defector received his PDP membership card from the chairman at Oyede Ward 12, Joel Orute, in Isoko North local government area of the state.

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It was gathered that the former APC scribe had dumped APC for PDP during the Atiku-Okowa presidential rally in Asaba with his teeming supporters.

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He pledged unalloyed support for the success of the PDP at all levels during the forthcoming general elections.

Tinubu suffers setback as prominent APC chieftain dumps party few weeks to 2023 presidential election

Meanwhile, Dr Paul Okorie, a prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress had dumped the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general election.

Okorie who is from Mgbom Ward 3 (Okposi) in Ohaozara local government area resigned his membership of the party via a letter dated Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

The letter was addressed to his ward chairman in the state.

Why Okorie left the APC

Okorie, a one-time commissioner for works, transportation and housing, accused his former party, the APC, of not placing value and a high premium on dedication and hard work.

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Massive defections hit APC in Bauchi state

In a related development, another wave of defection hit the APC on Saturday, January 14, when more than 20,000 of its members dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party in Bauchi state.

One of the defectors, Bala Zungur, said he and others left because of internal crises in the party and the feats achieved by Governor Bala Mohammed.

Source: Legit.ng

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