No fewer than 5, 000 All Progressive Congress Party (APC) members in Sapele community, Delta State, at the weekend dumped the party for People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
But a chieftain of the APC in the state, Prophet Jones, described their exit as a blessing to the party, adding that the defectors were political harlots.
Receiving the defectors, the state Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Kingsley Esiso, assured Deltans that the state under the leadership of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa will execute more development projects in the three senatorial districts of the state in line with his electioneering campaign promises.
“I wish to urge all Deltans to rally round Okowa because that will help him in so many ways to deliver more democracy dividends to all Deltans,” Esisio said.
Leader of the defectors, Mr. John Erukwho, said they dumped APC for irreconcilable difference that had bedeviled the party over the years in the state, adding that it is only in PDP they can achieve their political dreams.
Also speaking, the council boss, Barr. Ejaife Odebala, expressed joy over the decision of the APC members and assured that their coming into PDP would be a blessing for them.