*say APC broom sweeping away their blessings
By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has deepened as over one thousand of its members in Agbarha-Otor Ward in Ughelli North Local Government Area on Friday dumped the party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The decanpees specifically joined the PDP from over four factions of the APC.
They said the PDP’s umbrella can cover them stressing that the APC’s broom has been sweeping away their blessings and destinies in Agbarha-Otor Ward.
The various factions of the APC who were led Messrs Moses Amrenorenore, Adayusu Onokurhefe, Moses Ogegere, Edowor Akponovbe and James Efenedo amongst others described the APC as a “deceitful party”.
The decampees who spoke at a grand reception organized by the PDP in Agbarha-Otor Ward, lamented that they have suffering politically within the APC in Agbarha-Otor Ward.
The decampees also said,”All the promises of APC in Agbarha-Otor Ward, we’ve not seen anyone from National to Local Government level. We’ve not seen any of APC development or project in Agbarha-Otor Ward. We cannot continue to stay in the dark.
“Today is a day of change in PDP, in Agbarha-Otor Politics. That’s why we said No. All the APC’s in Agbarha-Otor and our leadership, everybody said enough is enough. That’s why we refuse the broom, to join the umbrella. Let the umbrella cover us.
The decampees explains that they decided to join the PDP in Agbarha-Otor Ward in other for them to experience the SMART Agenda of the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa with the pragmatic leadership of Chief Terry Noah, former Commissioner for Lands & Urban Development as well as others in the area.
The PDP Local Government Area Chairman, Comrade Lawrence Agbatutu received and welcomed the decampees into PDP fold stressing that the party’s umbrella is big enough to cover everyone.
Agbatutu enjoined the decampees to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC as well as be ready to work for the victory of the party and ensure that the Delta State Governor ,Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa emerges winner in the forthcoming election in the State.
The Chairman of the PDP Leaders & Elders Forum, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire also welcomed the decampees into PDP Agbarha-Otor ward which he christened “a very vocal ward”.
He said,”In 2015, Akpabio who just joined the APC said, those holding the brooms are house boys. Now that Akpabio has joined the APC,We reject the broom. We are not house boys. We are masters of the house. Everyone in PDP is equal.”