•Ex-Speaker: no PDP in 2019
Three hundred members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They joined the party at a ceremony at the APC’s office in Oko Ita, headquarters of Ibiono Ibom council.
Led by Chief Effiong Akpan Okon, a former PDP officer and Mr. Godwin Nse, a former ward officer, the defectors decried the impunity in the PDP, and pledged to work for APC’s victory in the local government and 2019 elections.
The Chairman, Akparawa David Umoh, praised the defectors for their courage to abandon the PDP, which he called a sinking party, and assured them of fair treatment in the APC.
A former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ignatius Edet, said the APC was certain to win in 2019.
“There will be nothing like PDP in Akwa Ibom State in 2019,” he said.
Edet assured the defectors of proper accommodation in the APC.