Forward of the 2023 basic elections, about 100 members of the All Progressives Congress, on Wednesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Celebration, in Oshimili South Native Authorities Space of Delta State.
The APC decampees, who set their brooms ablaze, stated they had been looking for shelter below the PDP umbrella.
They spoke throughout a stakeholders assembly convened by the Oshimili South Native Authorities Space PDP Chairman, Dada Okonji.
Okonji, who obtained the decampees on the social gathering Secretariat in Asaba, charged members of the PDP to reap the benefits of the bodily and on-line steady voters’ registration train by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee and get their Everlasting Voters’ Playing cards prepared.
He stated, ‘’We’re pleased to have obtained over 96 members from APC at present. We thank Governor Okowa for all that he has executed in Oshimili South. We can not thank him sufficient for all of the infrastructural improvement, human capability constructing and others.
“Due to this fact, it is extremely essential for our members to get their voter playing cards forward of the following basic elections. Those that shouldn’t have; those that are actually of age (18 years) and people who might have relocated to the native authorities ought to go and register with INEC.”
He charged political appointees from the native authorities to gear up for the periodic empowerment of the grassroots by the social gathering which was earlier suspended because of elections, at the same time as he reassured members of the PDP’s competence to win all elections.
In the meantime, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Peace Constructing and Battle Decision, Chief Edwin Uzor, has known as for all palms to be on deck forward of the elections.
Talking on behalf of the decampees, Mr Iloba Arinze stated that they determined to desert the APC, having realised that their efforts to construct the social gathering had been in futility.