No fewer than 2000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State have defected to the major opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
- The PDP members joined the ruling party in Tombia, Degema LGA, during an empowerment programme on Tuesday.
Welcoming the new decampees, a chieftain of the APC in Rivers, Dr. Sokonte Davies, who is a former member of the House of Representatives, representing Degema/Bonny constituency, described APC as the only party that was capable of meeting the aspirations of Nigerians.
He maintained that the APC was a party every member should be proud of, in view of its commitment to the people and abhorrence to violence.
While also speaking, the Chairman of APC in Degema LGA, Kesibo Gogo-Abite, noted that the defectors took the right decision of joining the focused party.