At least 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Akwa Ibom state chapter have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obot Akara local government area on Tuesday, December 29, Leadership reports.
The political leader of the area and former member of the House of Representative, Abom Tony Esu, who spoke at the event, which also witnessed the official commissioning of the Obot Akara APC chapter Secretariat office, thanked the people of Obot Akara, Ikot Ekpene and Essien for “seeing the truth and embracing the light”.
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According to him, the defection of former PDP members to the APC was the pathway to liberation.
Sir Kufre Inyangette, the Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial district chairman of the APC, receiving the PDP decampees, thanked them for “seeing the light of salvation”.
He assured them of equal rights and privileges as they “join the family of Progressives to redeem the state”.
He noted that though the APC is not a party that shares money to people to the detriment of the poor masses, the party will ensure that the welfare of the people is a topmost priority in line with the change mantra.