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Prominent APC Stalwart,Others Return To PDP In Eket

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…cites deceit, disharmony and unfulfilled promises

It was a reunion of a sort, for the PDP family in Eket as one of the founding fathers of the party Chief Etebong Harry, who had spent the last two years in the wilderness of APC made a U-turn in a colourful and emotional homecoming.

Along with thirty others, Harry was received at the St Paul’s Lutheran School, Ikot Ibiok by the leader of his ward Elder Nse Atang, the Chairman of Ward2 Central, Mr Tony Udoh, the Chapter Chairman of the Party Mr Emmanuel Mbong, the Chairman of Eket Transition Committee, Mr Frank Archibong, and various other stakeholders of the party in Eket. 

The former APC’s stalwart, accused the APC of inflicting pains on the people with their unfulfilled promises and deceitful leadership exhibition, with no clue of the economic resuscitation.

He claimed that after sampling party’s insertions in governance, it was certain that the PDP is the only party that can guarantee the people of democratic dividend and not the APC.

While dumping his broom, and reclaiming his PDP membership card, Harry noted that APC is an eminent eruptive volcano that will leave no residue on explosion.

Reacting to the development, The Chapter Chairman, Obong Iwaad Emman Mbong said that the defection is a victory song for the party.

“There is no grievance that cannot be resolved amicably between two brothers. What you are seeing today is a sign that there is no opposition party in Eket.

“This is just the beginning all the aggrieved members are willing to come back. By next week we are gathering in another ward to receive our brothers and sisters back to the party”- Mbong added.

On his part, the Transition Chairman who also doubles as the state ALGON Chairman, Mr Frank Archibong said he was so impressed by the open act of repentance by a member of his ward.

He described the former APC stalwart as a thorough, disciplined and a well-bred politician, who left a vacuum in the party when he defected to the APC, going by his antecedents and political strength.

Archibong said that his return has given the party in the ward and chapter a conviction of successes in upcoming elections.

The ALGON Chairman stated that there is a need for party supporters to preach peace among those aggrieved as the Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is doing across the shores of the state.

He stressed that there wouldn’t have been a better Governor for Akwa Ibom than Mr. Udom Emmanuel in this time of recession, assuring the people that the Governor is focused on the development of Eket.

“Let us all stand up for peace in the party. The party has suffered a lot in recent time. The Supreme Court gave us a verdict to liberate Nigerians from the hands of their captors (APC), and we can only do that if we bring back those who had left because of impunity back to the party”

“Tell them this is a new PDP. In this PDP there is no impunity, no imposition, no intimidation or oppression. Tell them in this PDP everything is through due process”

“ “Governor Emmanuel is an essential need of the people, if in two years he can do all we have seen, what will happen after 8years?”

“We will do everything within our powers to ensure that Udom is reelected in 2019” Frank boosted

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