The All Progressives Congress (APC), has lost 21 chairmen in Akwa Ibom on Tuesday, immediately after securing victory in the March 28 presidential election.
According to report gathered, the chairmen, who were led by their leader, Hon. Joseph Akpan, declared their support for the LP’s governorship candidate, Senator Helen Esuene, at a brief ceremony in Eket area of the state.
Reason for defecting to LP, according to Akpan, was because of the injustice and impunity going on in the APC.
He claimed the defectors believe in equity and justice which they would easily find in LP and the laudable programmes and activities of Senator Esuene.
“We enjoin the people of Akwa Ibom to turn out en masse and vote for Senator Helen Esuene. She stands for peace and justice and we are certain she will create massive employment through her industrialisation programme,” Akpan said.
Esuene, who received the defectors, promised to to carry them along in the scheme of things.