Thousands of members of the All Peoples Congress (APC) from Orogun, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state have dumped the Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege, and joined the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
The defectors who were received into the party in the home town of Mr. Omo-Agege, by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa assured the former APC members of level playing field for members of other political parties, especially those defected from the APC.
“You are returning home to your family, a family where there is no discrimination, those who wants to return are free to do so because, working together, I believe we will win in all elections. We have every reason to rejoice today, we need to work together for the large population of Ughelli North to translate to actual votes.
“This is the time for the people of Ughelli North to vote for development, not based on sentiments. It is in the best interest of the Urhobo people to remain in the PDP, we will continue to consolidate on the success of the PDP since 1999, I will not discriminate in the act of governance, we will achieve the Delta State of our dream where everyone will relate as brothers and sisters when we work in unity.”
Speaking, the leader of the defectors, Friday Akpoyibo stated that “PDP has brought hope and smile to millions of people, both old and young, educated and not educated; today, APC leadership and members alleged that economic melt down, recession and all the problems in Nigeria are caused by PDP, can APC leaders or members say that they were not at one time or the other the shakers and movers of PDP?
“All APC members today came from PDP, therefore, the present leadership of APC are to be held responsible for the problems in Nigeria, PDP made me who I am and others today, therefore, we have decided to go back to the mother and father of all political parties in Nigeria, the PDP,” he said, asserting, “PDP is a healthy party with leadership that has the interest of its followers at heart.” Mr. Akpoyibo said.