Ex-PDP chairman, senator defect to APC in Akwa Ibom


PDP heavyweights defect to APC in Akwa Ibom State
Former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State, Chief Otu Ita Otoyo has defected to the All Progressive Congress. He defected alongside a former senator, Aloysius Etok and former member of the House of Representatives, Eseme Eyiboh.
The decampees including former chairman of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area and many others were received into the party at a prayer summit and reception held in honour of Obong Umana Umana, candidate of the APC in the last governorship election.
The reception followed his victory at the Appeal Court.
The decampees noted that the PDP was no longer the party they once believed in. They lamented that it has been hijacked by a few people.
Toyo berated the PDP for deviating from the ideals upon which the party was founded.
He said it was that deviation that caused Akwa Ibom people to seek change.
He called on people of the state to embrace the change which APC represents. “We brought change to Akwa Ibom in 2007, but that change has been hijacked by a few people for themselves. I screamed but nobody listened, today, Akwa Ibom people have decided for change and as such have moved to a new party”, he said.
The decampees get loads of support from APC members who graced the event
Two term senator, Aloysius Etok, on his part, thanked Umana Umana for “championing the struggle to liberate the state”, assuring that the APC administration will redeem the state and reposition it to acheive unfulfilled potentials.
Also speaking, Eseme Eyibo, who was former spokesperson of the House of Representatives, said he was joining the APC, to “take part in the struggle to rescue the state and its people”. He maintained that things cannot be allowed to continue as they are.
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Source:: PM Newspaper