Defection Fever: Former PDP Women Leader, 3,000 Others Dump Party, Embrace APC
Vanguard reports that a former Women leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Florence Akpoyibo Ayomanor, Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC with over 3,000 followers and political associates.
The decampees were received during a meeting of Leaders and Stakeholders of the APC held at the Evwreni country home of the Executive Director of Projects, EDP in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr Sam Adjogbe.
A vote of confidence was passed on President Muhammadu Buhari and was also endorsed for a second term in office. They lauded the performance of the President through the Commission since the present board was constituted.
Moving motion for the vote of confidence and endorsement of the President which was seconded by Sir Ejaita Odjugho shortly after the EDP received the defectors, Chief Sam Kohwo said the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari meant well for Nigerians and should be given a second term to enable him complete his good works.
Welcoming Decampees on behalf of the APC Engr. Sam Adjogbe, said the party was ready to accommodate people with stable character, urging the decampees to be committed to the service of the party.
Adjogbe said, “we don’t want people that will come here today and leave tomorrow. We must be dedicated to the service of mankind because that is the only way we can achieve the change that we have surrender to achieve.
“You people can attest to the change we are experiencing in the Niger Delta region through the Niger Delta Development Commission.
“On behalf of myself and the APC family in Delta, I welcome you all to the party and as from today, you will be treated like every other APC member across the country. There will be no discrimination against any member whether old or new; every member will be treated equally and I will encourage you to go back and register your names with your ward Chairmen and put your name in the book of life so that when the roll-call is made your name would be found.”
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Chief Florence Akpoyibo Ayomanor, said they have decided to join the APC due to the massive developmental projects in the local government that have been completed and still ongoing by the NDDC.
She commended Engr. Adjogbe for his efforts to see that the area is being developed.