APC Loses 500 Members To PDP
The defecting members led by a former House of Assembly aspirant of the party, Olorogun Okomitie, says there is no future for the APC in the state.
Okomitie, who spoke during the defection in Ekakpamre community on Saturday, said they had decided to dump the ruling party at the centre following the lingering leadership crisis rocking the state chapter.
He noted that with the unresolved leadership tussle in the state chapter, there was no hope that the party could win any elective election in the 2019 General Election.
According to Okomitie, “We have decided to leave the All Progressive Congress because of the lingering leadership tussle rocking the party from wards, local government and state level without any attempt by the party hierarchy to settle the crises.
“For some of us, it has become evident that there is no party like PDP in Delta and it was also obvious that APC has a lot to do to compete with PDP in Delta considering extent the party had gone in the state with massive development.”
He added that the successes of the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and the internal democracy within the state chapter of the PDP convinced him and his supporters to join.