More that two hundred members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State have defected to the All Progressive Congress, (APC).
Led by a former chieftain of the PDP in Kokori ward 6, Ethiope East local government area of the State, Chief Johnbull Efe Oviri Onochojare, the members cited lack of internal democracy for their reason to jump ship.
Chief Onochojare who had previously left the PDP for the Democratic People’s Party, DPP before returning while addressing the new members expressed dissatisfaction over the manner and conduct of his former party PDP, noting that the attitude of party leaders had made a lot of people to leave the party.
According to him, he is now in his final bus stop at APC, where discipline, internal democracy and due process is the hallmark of the party, describing his years in PDP as wasted years.
Receiving the new members, the Ethiope East party Chairman, Pastor Steve Eruotor, party leaders, Chief Philip Eyagomare, Chief Tony Erukeme and ward chairman, Chief Jerome Manuwa described the former PDP leader as grass root politician whose defection will bring back other lost sheep.
In a separate statements, Eruotor and Erukeme, commended the leadership of the party, Chief Asiwaju Tinubu and Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for their leadership style, noting that what the party had experienced in Kokori will eventually happen in all the wards of the local government area.
While calling on all others whom have not made up of their mind to have a rethink, as according to them, the party is ready to receive anybody that is ready to come to the winning train where due process and the rule of the party is respected.