Ex-C’River Acting Gov, Others Decamp To APC
A former Acting Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Larry Odey, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Hon Odey who defected with a onetime PDP state deputy chairman, Barrister Fidel Egoro, and their supporters was received by the State chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. John Ochala.
Receiving the defectors at the Government Primary School, Okuku, Yala Local Government Area in Cross River state, Ochala; a Board of Trustees member Wabilly Nyiam and other chieftains of the party welcomed the defectors into the party.
Ochala described the move as a big boost to the party in the northern senatorial district, adding that the APC was ready to defeat the PDP in the 2019 general elections in the state.
Ochala said, “This is a big boost to us in the northern senatorial district and we are more than ever ready to take over the centre stage in the 2019 general elections in Cross River.”
In his comment, Nyiam urged the defectors to adhere to the APC constitution, adding that it was the constitution that made the APC a unique party.
“You all must adhere to the APC constitution as this is the practice that has made the APC different and enviable for others to join. We cannot sacrifice the constitution for any member, but we can lose any member to protect the constitution,” he said.
Senator Owan Enoh said, “We cannot afford to have Governor Ayade beyond 2019 in the government house; that everyone should get registered and prepare to vote the governor out of office in the next election.”
While the two time member of the House of Representatives and NDDC commissioner said, it would not only be risky, but it would be great disservice to our children to allow Ayade remain as governor of Cross River State.
Hon Odey thanked APC members for receiving him and promised to do his best to forge the party ahead.