The gale of defections has continued to rocked the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross River State as thousands of its members and supporters defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Weetalknaija.com.ng report.
On Sunday, another political tsunami hits the APC in Calabar Municipality, the heart of Calabar, as Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Met at Caucus yesterday, the 18th of September, 2022.
The Caucus Meeting of Calabar Municipality Local Government Area held on Sunday, at the Campaign office of Rt. Hon. Etta Mbora, House of Representatives Member for Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at Old Ikang Road, Marian, Calabar.
The Meeting which had in attendance, the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Cross River State, Her Excellency, Lady Emana Duke Ambrose-Amawhe, Honorable Member of the House of Representatives, Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Etta Mbora, PDP State Woman Leader, Hon. (Mrs.) Florence Inyang, Chapter Chairman, Calabar Municipality, Ntufam Otop Otop, Chairman of Emana Stategic Team (South), Etubom Justin Edem, Former Chairman, Calabar Municipality Local Government Area, Hon. Bobby Ekpeyong (System), and a host of notable Stakeholders of the Party across the Local Government and State.
The meeting was significant as the Chairman of Caucus for Calabar Municipality, Ntufam Otop Otop, received APC members in hundreds, including Members of the Hausa Community in Ward 10, Calabar , who decamped from APC to PDP.
Addressing the audience, Lady Emana expressed her profound gratitude for the warm welcome by Caucus members in the Local Government.
“ I have relative peace because I am in my home. My Elder Brother Ntufam Etta Mbora, tried to stop me from coming to avoid stress but I said No, because I don’t abuse relationships. Just as I visited other Local Governments including my paternal Local Government (Akpabuyo ), I have to visit Calabar Municipality.”
“God has given us a gift in Person of Dist. Sen. Sandy Onor, a man with sincerity of purpose and God added a double gift to our dear state whom I represent. I am not just beautiful, but also brilliant enough to partner as a running mate to the Governorship Candidate of our dear Party to deliver on your mandate and rescue our dear state. The dirty streets we see today, is the least of all damage those people have meted on Cross River which was once the cleanest state in Nigeria. Let us shun anti Party politics and be sincere to ourselves. Collectively, we will succeed and reclaim our destiny come 2023“.
“Just as you warmly welcomed me, I am available to work with you all, She added “.
In Her closing remarks, Hon. Florence Inyang, expressed her excitement to have Her Excellency, Lady Emana in the Caucus meeting of Calabar Municipality, and passionately appealed to every Caucus member to see the need for drastic reclaim mission of our dear State from the hands of the unscrupulous elements out there. (Source: Emana Media)
Former APC Ward Chairman, Others Dump Ayade, Defect To PDP in Cross River
In the other news, Dr. Emmanuel Ebuara, Former APC ward Chairman, Mr Olom Oko, Chief Anthony Ekagu, others have dumped APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibiaragidi ward of Bekwarra LGA.
Among the defectors is Mrs. Okodum Adinya, sister to Hon. Legor’s ally, Mr Abel Adinya.
According to Dr Ebuara, supporting the APC at this critical time will be a political misadventure for him and his supporters.
They were formally received by the Bekwarra PDP Chapter Chairman, Mr. David Obule and Ibiaragidi Ward Chairman at the Party’s Secretariate at Ibiaragidi Ward.