…Describes APC As An ‘Atomistic Party’
By Mfonobong Ukpong
The camp of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has continued to suffer more set back with the defection of prominent chieftains of the party to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The latest being the defection of an APC Chieftain in Esit-Eket Local Government Area, Barr. Bassey Dan Abia (Jnr) from the opposition, APC to the PDP.
Barr. Dan Abia, a former House of Representatives Member for Eket Federal Constituency, is a brother to a former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Governorship aspirant in the APC, Barr. Bassey Dan Abia (Snr).
He defected alongside other supporters of the APC including Engr. Emem Edoho and many others.
Addressing the mammoth crowd at the PDP campaign rally at Esit-Eket Stadium, Uquo, Esit-Eket, the APC Chieftain flanked by other defectors, said he decided to return to the PDP after his political sojourn in the broom party having realized that the APC has nothing to offer the people.
He described the Peoples Democratic Party as a religion in Esit-Eket and Akwa Ibom as a whole, foreclosing the chances of APC winning election in the state.
“PDP is a religion not only in Akwa Ibom, but here in Esit-Eket. We are back to the fold (PDP). I am happy to work for the victory of the PDP.
“APC is an atomistic society perpetually at war with itself. Example abounds in Rivers State. We are sorry we made a mistake, we faltered and we have returned home. We will work for the success of our party.”
“In view of the fact that the APC is only pretending and is really not visible in most parts of the country, I believe I am not too big to say I am sorry, I made a mistake, I am coming back home to work for the overall success of our great party, the PDP in all the elections,” he added
Dan Abia lauded Governor Emmanuel for his developmental thrive in the state in the past three and a half years, saying he and others were back in the party to contribute to the success of the PDP in the forthcoming election.
Another former APC Chieftain who declared support for the PDP at the rally was Senator Etang Umoyo.