Except for any last minute changes, some prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state are getting set to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to This Day report, among those who are expected to defect is a former leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba.
Others are the former minister of health and works Dr. Emmanuel Nsan, who served during the military regime of President Muhammadu Buhari; a former governorship aspirant of the PDP, Goddie Jedy Agba, and activist and anti-corruption crusader, Chief Utum Eteng.
Erstwhile senatorial aspirant of the PDP, Chief Sam Bassey, and third Republic governor of the state, Clement Ebri, who sources said worked silently for Buhari during the build-up to the last general election, and thousands of other members of the PDP are expected to defect.
Information gathered says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, will be going to Calabar, the state capital, to receive the defectors.
It was further reported that preparations were underway to formally receive the decampees into the APC at a rally billed for the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.