Okowa receives 5,000 APC decampees from Ughelli ahead of 2019 elections

Okowa receives 5,000 APC decampees from Ughelli ahead of 2019 elections

- The APC has lost 5,000 members in Delta state

- The decampees joined the PDP in the state on Wednesday, September 12

- They were received by the Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, and other PDP chieftains

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 12, lost 5,000 members in Delta state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Delta governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and the Delta state chairman of the PDP, Barrister Kingsley Esiso, received the defectors at an event in Ogono-Orogun, Ughelli North local government area of the state.

The decampees led by one Chief Akpoyibo, declared their loyalty to the PDP and the Okowa-led administration.

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They also hailed the governor for his giant strides since he came into power in 2015, stressing that he deserves a second term in office.

Governor Okowa while addressing them promised that their interests would be protected in the party noting that the PDP was the only truly democratic party in Nigeria.

NAIJ.com gathered that the rank of PDP faithfuls in Delta has been rising astronomically in the last few weeks as infighting within the APC in the state continues unabated.

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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the battle for tickets in the APC, worsened on Monday, September 10, as different factions in the party across the country took battle positions ahead of the party’s primaries holding later this month.

The war cries were especially raised in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Rivers, Cross River, Delta and Yobe states.

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