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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Over 5,000 APC members join PDP in Delta state

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has suffered mass defections which saw over 5,000 of its members decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The defectors were led by a former candidate of the APC for Sapele constituency into Delta state House of Assembly, Felix Anirah, at a rally attended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Sapele on Thursday, December 4.

The governor described the defection of Anirah and others was a major boost to the PDP ahead of the Saturday December 6 council election.

He said his administration was doing its best to bring succor to all parts of the state, The Punch reports.

"We cannot lose sight of the fact that it is political party that brought us to where we are today; so, we will continue to welcome our members back to the umbrella party," he said.

Speaking at the rally, Chief Anirah, disclosed that the APC tried to dissuade from defecting, but that he insisted on leaving the party.

He said: "Before I came to this special rally for me to formally dump the APC, APC national chairman called me, begging that I shouldn't leave the party; but I told him that since APC is no longer convenient for me and my people, we are moving back to our party, the PDP.

"We will test our strength on Saturday during the local government council election.

"The APC will not get any councillor's seat, but, the victory will be repeated in the general elections so that all will know that PDP is fully in control of Delta State."
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