A foremost political bigwig in Akwa Ibom State, Distinguished Senator Etang Umoyo Edet, has formally decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He announced his defection on Tuesday in a well attended event held at the Esit Eket Council Secretariat.

While addressing the mammoth crowd he said, “I am not given to dancing around the truth. At a time the Governor (Udom Emmanuel) is seeking a re-election, a right which is consistent with tradition and constitutional provisions, a spanner is thrown into the works by the person who cleared the way for the emergence of the current custodian of our trust and mandate.

“If the spanner was thrown by any other politician, it would have been understood, but coming from a ‘friend’ who has suddenly become “Brother Brutus” makes it more revealing for what it is, a plot to disgrace Caesar.”

According to him, the current plot is aimed at disgracing an Ibibio man from Eket Senatorial District the same way Dr. Clement Isong was disgraced out of office in 1983, but I thank God that Akwa Ibom people have seen through the shenanigans.

“If what happened in 1983 was a mistake, it would be a decision and a norm if it happens again in 2019.” he added.

The state PDP Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, received Sen Etang into the umbrella party.

By Umoh-Obong Kingsley


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