No fewer than 1000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Uyo local government area, Akwa Ibom State.
The defectors led by Mr. Bassey Edem described APC as a party of lies and deception, adding that their decision to join PDP is due to their respect to zoning formula and delivering of dividends of democracy.
The Chairman of PDP Uyo Local Government chapter, Mr. Idorenyin Orok alongside other political leaders, who received the defectors with joy, said Uyo is one local government area in Akwa Ibom that cannot play opposition politics due to the performance of the party leaders and advised the decampees to go and register as member of the party at their wards.
Also speaking, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Project, Hon. Anietie Eka expressed optimism that the local government election slated for December 2nd, 2017 in Uyo will record a resounding victory for all candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He added that the issue of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s second term had long been settled in Uyo and nothing can change that.