20,000 APC members defect to PDP in Akwa Ibom State

20000 APC members defect to PDP in Akwa Ibom State

20,000 decampees from the All Progressive Party, APC has been received by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State.

The decampees were received by Governor, Udom Emmanuel, were led by the leadership of the party in Akwa Ibom State led by Elder Aniekan Akpan at the conclusion of meetings with elders, leaders and stakeholders across in the 329 wards spread across the 31 local government areas of the state. 

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Governor Emmanuel described the move as an indication of the party’s dominance of the state. 

The governor tasked the party faithful and stakeholders of the PDP to embrace and integrate the returning politicians back to the fold. 

He assured the new and returning members of a sense of belonging in the party, which he said would retain control of the state in 2023. 

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“We are holding wards’ meetings to look at our ward structures, to do a review and also receive decampees. In all the 329 wards of the state, we are receiving returnees to the party. 20,000 people returning to the party and there’s no way we could have done that at one location. 

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“What we are doing today is also to reassure the people that this is a PDP state and that we are ready to hold the ground and win the game,” he said.

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