“Ibiono APC intact” – Effiong Etok
“We are receiving PDP defectors on daily basis”
The Akwa Ibom State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Elder Effiong Etok has affirmed that members of his party in his home council, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, are intact, stressing that nobody has defected to any other party.
Etok made the observation Tuesday, July 11, 2017 while interacting with newsmen in Uyo.
The state Secretary of the party noted that what was recently described as mass defection of five thousand of his party men to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the area was nothing but outright lies and arranged drama of having members of the PDP play their crafty script.
Effiong Etok accused the PDP of insincerity, deception and foolery against the Nigerian public by causing youths and loyalist of their party to burn brooms just to claim they had new followers in the area.
He challenged those who were paid to write the story to go ahead and mention the people whom they said had defected from APC to PDP reiterating that all the structures of his party were unshaken and that the PDP was a ghost party which was only existing in name.
Also speaking, the Chapter Chairman of the party in Ibiono Ibom, Mr. Bassey Umoh maintained that the defection story was practically cooked by agents of blackmail and destruction, noting that such and act of propaganda was a familiar posture of the PDP which was aimed at scoring cheap political goal.
Reacting further, Bassey Umoh emphasized that no single APC member had left the party but that the APC in Ibiono Ibom was growing by the day as new members were daily leaving the PDP to identify with the party. He made known that the official day would soon be set aside to receive former members of the PDP that have come to join them in Ibiono.
Similarly, the ward Chairman of Ward 4, Mr. Godwin George denied that APC members had left the party for PDP and affirmed that it was the other way round as his party was daily receiving new members from the PDP.