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DELTA: Okowa’s aides join 5,000 PDP members in mass defection to APC

DELTA: Okowa’s aides join 5,000 PDP members in mass defection to APC

Two Special Assistants to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State joined over 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in a mass defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is coming days after a former governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan, all but confirmed his defection to the APC.

The defectors who vowed to collaborate with other APC leaders to “rescue the state from the grips of the PDP,” accused Okowa’s government of “lacking the foresight to develop the state.”

While receiving the new APC members at the official declaration of the former chairman of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Thomas Joel-Onowakpo, for the House of Representatives, Isoko Federal Constituency, the state factional chairman, Jones Erue, said the APC expected more people from the PDP.

The two Okowa aides were the Special Assistant to Governor on Youth and Community Development, Lucky Arumare and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilisation, Mrs. Uyoyou Edhekpo.

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Erue said 2019 would mark the end of the road for the PDP-led government in the state.

He noted that Deltans were eagerly waiting for 2019 to end the current “political dynasty.”

The APC factional chairman described Joel-Onowakpo who also recently joined APC from the PDP as “the best man to liberate the people of Isoko from the grip of House of Representatives Minority leader, Leo Ogor, who has occupied the seat for about 16 years.”

“Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas has come to liberate the good people of Isoko federal constituency from the 16 years of slavery in the hands of PDP in the federal House of Representatives.

“We must all give our full supports to Joel-Onowakpo for total freedom,” Erue said.

 

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