Monday, 27 February 2017

PDP chapter chairman, chairmanship aspirant, 15 others defect to APC in Ikot Abasi

PDP chapter chairman, chairmanship aspirant, 15 others defect to APC in Ikot Abasi


The immidiate chapter chairman, Udo George Wilfred, a popular chairmanship hopeful, Mr Victor Udokpo, a human rights activist, Barr. Ekong Umorok and 15 other stalwarts of the PDP, last  Saturday defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, The Post can authoritatively report. 

The political exodus took place during a well- attended meeting of the party at the NDDC hall, Ette Town along Ikot Abasi road.

Advising, the APC ward chairman for Ukpum Ette 1, Mr. Udom Mathew commended them for taking the timely decision before ‘’the sinking boat finally submerge into political oblivion’’. The chairman, who recieved them with open arms, charged all faithful of the party to embress the new converts.

Responding on behalf of the defectors, the immidiate past chapter chaiman of the PDP, Udo George thanked the leadership of APC in Ikot Abasi for accepting them into the ruling party. On why he dumped the PDP , he noted that impunity, arrogance, lack of recognition and gross absence of internal democracy accounts for his decision to defect to APC . Apart from the above reasons, he also disclosed that the collapse of the party at the national with their use-and-dump culture, chased him out of the former ruling party.

He observed that the APC is more organized and its leadership has respect for members. Again he hinted that PDP will soon vanish in the labyrinth of political misadventure as his colleaques will join him  across the state.

The political revival attracted a thick crowd that filled the premisses of the NDDC hall to its brim and overflowed the expressway, causing severe traffic gridlock. Notable among them were the immidiate past member of the National Assembly for Ikot Abasi Federal constituency, Hon. Dr. Akpan Micah Umoh,, Eket senatorial district chairman of the APC, Emmanuel Obot, Ikot Abasi chapter chairman of the party, Ubong Francis Ekpo. Others were former chairmen of Ikot Abasi, Prince Enobong Ufot and Engr.Uko Ekpe, former SA to the Deputy Governor on General Duties, Pastor Udo Archibong , a human rights activist, Barr. Cyprian Ikwot ,and a host of others.

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