- Ibanga Etang, the special assistant to the Akwa Ibom state has defected to the PDP
- The former aide says he is leaving because he deems it necessary to depart now
- His defection brings to seven the number of PDP chieftains in Esit Eket that have left for APC
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has reportedly lost one of his aides, Ibanga Etang, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Etang was reported to have resigned as special assistant to the governor on project on Monday, April 9 and formally registered with the APC at his Etebi Ward 7 along with over 300 followers.
The Nation reports that in his resignation letter to the governor, he said he was leaving because he deemed it necessary to depart now in line with the dictates of his conscience and highest level of sincerity.
The governor’s former aide told his supporters at a post-defection meeting on Thursday, April 12, that with their entry into APC, the party stood a 70% chance of winning Esit Eket.
Etang’s decision to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is coming few months after Governor Emmanuel lost his special assistant on electoral matters, Chris Okorie to the APC.
This brings to seven the number of PDP chieftains in Esit Eket that have defected to APC in recent times.
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the PDP has stated that any candidate the opposition party fields for the 2019 presidential election would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, Independent reports.
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Speaking in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Thursday, April 12, the PDP chairman opined that there is no way Nigerians would give their votes to Buhari in 2019; as the present administration had failed to deliver majority of its promises
NAIJ.com gathers that Secondus listed economic recession, high rate of unemployment, insecurity, high cost of living, daily job losses, and lopsided anti-corruption war as some of the problems the APC government had foisted on citizens.
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