- Former governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan is reportedly set to dump PDP for APC
- He said his decision to leave the PDP was hinged on the crisis rocking the party
- Uduaghan also noted that he is not under any pressure to join the ruling party
Former Governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Udaughan, has reportedly confirmed that he would dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Vanguard, the former governor who disclosed this through phone call on Thursday evening, August 23, said there was pressure on him to come to APC, but it was not an affair of the national chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
NAIJ.com gathered that Uduaghan said his planned defection was predicated on the crisis in the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said: “The situation is more from the situation on ground in PDP and my political future. I am also looking at my political future and those of my followers. I have studied the political terrain and I believe the Delta should not be in opposition,” he said.
Asked if Comrade Oshiomhole had discussed his movement to APC with him, Uduaghan said: "Yes, I am talking with Oshiomhole, we are discussing like old colleagues, it is not a pressure, he would wish that I come over, but I also told him that I have a leader, Chief James Onanefe Ibori and they should have a discussion with him.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio officially defected to the ruling party on Wednesday, August 8, at the Ikot-Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom.
It was reported that some of those present at the defection ceremony were the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole; Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan; national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
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