A day after the decamping of Sen. Godswill Akpabio to All Progressives Congress (APC), more than 1000 members of the APC in Oron federal constituency of Akwa Ibom State have decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The State chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo welcome the defectors, noting that the party was a religion of the people of the state and all Nigerians.
Obong Ekpo noted that the PDP remained committed to the provision of good governance and urged the people to vote for Governor Udom Emmanuel again in 2019.
He said: ”Akwa Ibom state over the years matched promises with action, as demonstrated in the developmental strides of the Udom Emmanuel administration.
“I call on Oro nation to deliver one hundred per cent vote to governor Udom and the PDP in the 2019 election.”
Ekpo appreciate party leaders and members in the federal constituency for their loyalty and assured the defectors of accommodation.
A former Minister for Housing, Akon Eyakenyi, thanked the party for accepting the decampees and assured that Oro nation would vote for PDP in 2019.
Similarly, Oron chapter chairman of PDP, Mr Murphy Esin, stressed that the constituents would not disappoint the PDP in the 2019 general election.