A former Minister of Tourism under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Edem Duke, on Saturday decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.Duke announced his defection after he registered as a member of the APC at the Edem Odo Ward in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State.
Explaining why he decamped, the former Minister stated that the APC is on the roadmap to salvage Nigeria.
According to Duke, “It is a declaration of my passion and determination that this country of ours requires the commitment and cooperation of all and sundry. I am one who is always passionate about the development of my community.
“Having taken a look at the political landscape of Nigeria, I believe I cannot be an inactive observer in the trend of development in our country today. It is a call to duty for us to salvage our country and that is principally the issue that influence my declaration for the APC today.
“For me what I see the APC is doing is rekindling hope in Nigeria and encouraging those who have active years left to join the task of constructing and reconstructing the various strata of our social, economic and cultural development and I think that I am a relevant player in all of that.”