The Cross River State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC has witnessed a massive increase as Chairman of the Labour Party alongside some of his members defected to the ruling party.
The development was made public in a statement issued by the publicity secretary of APC, Bassey Ita, Naija News reports.
Ita revealed that the defectors were received at the Marian Road Secretariat of the party by the State Chairman, Sen. Matthew Mbu Jr who was represented by himself.
Speaking after his defection, Elder Maurice Ekeng (the former Labour party chairman in the state), said his defection along with his entire State Executive Committee, SEC, was for some very important reasons which among others, is that his party could no longer sustain the many doubts and resentments against a mercurial Ayade governorship.
He further explained that so far, the administration required the cooperation and support of all to achieve impactful governance in the State. Ekeng remarked that an Ayade governorship had changed both the political and development history of the State in the past few years, as well as helped many young people to fulfil their political destinies.
On his part, Ita while receiving the new members said APC was glad to have the LP officials join the party to add value to her existence. He said the party will not renege on its efforts at championing internal democracy to throw up only leaders that can be of value to the society.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making statements that show him as a dictator instead of a democratic leader.
The major opposition party further alleged that the President’s statements are arrogant and capable of inciting war in Nigeria, Naija News reports.