PDP Is Intact In Nsit Atai –Raphael Bassey
The political leader of Nsit Atai Local Government, Otuekong Raphael Bassey, has debunked the purported defection of members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the local government to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), describing it as false hallucination and propaganda by the opposition to gain cheap popularity.
The political leader who is the Commissioner for Housing and coordinator of Divine Mandate in Nsit Atai stated this after meeting with the entire party structure which cut across all ward executives in the local government who were all present to denounce their rumored resignation from the party.
He said that the resignation letters currently circulating on social media are forged documents orchestrated by one Mr Sunny Elijah of the APC who came begging last December to be admitted into the PDP with the intention to work against the party.
According to the commissioner, “I want to make it categorically clear that Nsit Atai is PDP and PDP is Nsit Atai. Make no mistake about it. There is no opposition to PDP in Nsit Atai. What happened at Odot was a false propaganda by insignificant greedy elements that cannot even stand the popularity of PDP in the area. They wanted to create an impression that they have people in Nsit Atai which they don’t. if actually they had people in Nsit Atai why did they have to forge resignation letters and put people’s names who are still in PDP claiming they have defected to APC? The people you saw at that jamboree were not from Nsit Atai, they were brought in with buses to Nsit Atai. No single ward executive defected from PDP to APC. All of them were with me in a meeting throughout that day”.
He called on the people of Nsit Atai to remain faithful and should not be intimidated or distracted by the propaganda of APC who only exist on newspapers and social media, and should remain focus and resolute in their support for Governor Udom Emmanuel who has brought peace and development to Nsit Atai and Akwa Ibom State in general.
The political leader also said that the rumored defection of some eminent personalities from Nsit Atai to APC are all false, adding that what happened was a personal business of Mr Sunny Elijah and his family which has nothing to do with Nsit Atai people.
Also speaking, Mr Bassey Bassey James – youth leader ward 10, Ubong Etuk Bassey – Auditor ward 10, Udo Andrew Udo – Ex-Officio ward 10, Ime Nnanna – deputy chairman ward 10, Effiong Philip – organizing secretary ward 4, Ukpong Umoh – deputy chairman ward 9, John Akpakwa – youth leader ward 9 said their resignation letters were forged by Mr Sunny Elijah in his desperate political bid to collect money from the governorship candidate of APC, Mr Nsima Ekere who is looking for who to buy.
They affirmed their loyalty and commitment to the PDP and governor Udom Emmanuel whom they said has brought light to Nsit Atai and Akwa Ibom State. They added that there is no other political party in Nsit Atai apart from PDP, and promised to continue in their mobilization to ensure PDP’s victory at all levels in the forth coming general election.